Temperatures of as high as 10 C were recorded last week in the capital, making it feel most unlike the chilly winters we have been accustomed to in the last couple of years. But this is set to drop to as low as -5C in some parts of the country, with the MET Office warning that this weekend will see a 70% chance of icy conditions and heavy snow in some parts of the nation.

“All parts of the UK will see cold weather setting in over the weekend,” the Met Office’s chief forecaster Paul Gundersen said of the impending freeze.

“No one should be surprised to see sleet or snow over the weekend or the next week.”

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