Temperatures are set to plunge to 1C this weekend as the first snow has hit parts of the UK this week.
The particularly cold weather is expected to hit the country overnight, but during the day temperatures are set to be above 10C.
Forecasters believe Scotland will experience particularly chilly nights this weekend.
BBC Weather forecaster Simon King predicted more wintry weather after the snow settled in the hills of Scotland last night.
However, Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said this weekend will be drier than last week.
The forecaster said: “Don’t expect much warmth from this weekend, but it should be drier compared to last weekend.
“Not completely dry though as there will be some showers on Saturday, but there will be some sunshine particularly on Sunday.
“There is still a cold wind blowing but even that should be easing down.”
He warned temperatures will be in single figures and in particular rural areas will be close to freezing.
In the North of England, it will be quite cloudy on Saturday morning, with showers covering that region, the Midlands and Scotland, he said.
Mr Deakin added: “There will be a mix of bright or sunny intervals and showers in the afternoon.”
In the East of England, some of the showers may turn particularly heavy, the meteorologist said.
The top temperatures on Saturday will be between 10C and 14C, Mr Deakin said.
However, he added it will actually feel colder than that because of the cold wind that is set to hit the country.
On Saturday evening, there will still be showers, particularly across East Anglia and the South East, but then they are expected to fade.
Sunday will be dry in most places and, although temperatures will be very similar to Saturday’s ones, it will probably feel a bit warmer.
There will be less showers and more sunshine is expected, according to Mr Deakin.
The forecaster also said the air on Sunday should feel a bit warmer than on Saturday.
Early next week, there will be more clouds and showers at times, the Met Office said.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the weather is expected to be drier in the North and West, but windy and cool with showers in the South and East.
UK 5 day weather forecast
A band of rain over Northern England and Northern Ireland will move south, but breaking up into showers, some heavy. There will also be drier and sunnier spells, particularly central Scotland and southern England, but also scattered showers. Breezy.
Showers becoming confined to coastal districts exposed to the brisk north westerly winds, elsewhere likely to be dry with clear periods developing.
A few showers around, but many inland areas will be dry with sunny spells. Cool, in the brisk north-westerly winds across eastern parts.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Cloudy with rain or showers at times on Monday. Drier in the north and west on Tuesday and Wednesday, but windy and cool with showers in the south and east.
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