It doesn’t seem long since we were basking in sunshine during the gloriously hot summer, but now winter is well and truly on its way.
Temperatures are set to hit 0C (32F) this weekend due to a blast of Arctic air. The cold snap could see swathes of northern England wake up to widespread frosts tomorrow and on Sunday as overnight temperatures plummet.
And these stunning photographs taken in the Devon village of Buckland Monachorum show how the seasons are changing from above, with the trees in a ten-acre garden boasting rich reds, deep oranges and glittering gold.
A woman relaxes in the sunny weather while listening to the radio today on the beach in Folkestone, Kent
A man enjoys the sunny weather as he goes for a run with his dog on the beach at Folkestone in Kent today
A couple relax in the sunny weather on the beach in Folkestone today with temperatures set to pass the 70F mark
A man sits by his bicycle as he enjoys the warm conditions on the beach at Folkestone in Kent today
Paddle boarders set out to sea in the orange light of the sunrise this morning on what will be a warm day in Weymouth, Dorset
A fogbow overlooking Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight today. A fogbow is made by the same process of refraction and reflection that makes rainbows – but it is created instead by the water droplets in fog, mist or cloud, rather than raindrops
A squirrel buries a chestnut in the ground ahead of winter on a foggy morning at Richmond Park in South West London today
A red deer stag walks among the trees on a foggy morning in Richmond Park in South West London this morning
Autumn is rutting season for deer which see the male animals engage in fierce mating battles for access to the females
While the South will experience a sunny day with temperatures of up to 22C (72C) today, it will be battered with heavy rain and strong winds tomorrow and experience overnight temperatures of just 2C (36F).
The grim weather will continue into next week as remnants of Hurricane Leslie, which is currently battering the southern United States with 80mph winds, sweep into Britain.
The hurricane is moving into the Atlantic Ocean and is not expected to travel towards Britain. But forecasters have warned that the tropical air will be picked up in jet streams.
This will bring a spell of low pressure that could see Western areas of the UK lashed with torrential rain and strong gusts towards the end of next week.
Met Office forecaster Simon Keates said: ‘People need to start wrapping up warm as we’re entering a spell of chilly weather that is fairly typical of this time of year.
Rain is due to fall across northern England and Wales today, but temperatures could climb to 72F (22C) this afternoon
Tommorow is expected to bring heavy rain across much of England (left), before the bad weather clears on Sunday (right)
The projected track of Hurricane Leslie, which is currently battering the southern United States with 80mph winds, is shown
It is moving into the Atlantic and is not expected to travel towards Britain, but the tropical air will be picked up in jet streams
Drivers make their way through early morning fog today in Orpington, South East London
A man walks to a bus stop in Orpington, South East London, as parts of the country wake up to a foggy start today
The Acre Glade within The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum, Devon, where autumn colour started to show yesterday
. Autumn is now truly on the march in the ten-acre garden in Buckland Monachorum and the colours are spectacular
The Acre Glade within The Garden House is boasting rich reds, deep oranges and glittering gold as far as the eye can see
The Garden House on the fringes of Dartmoor in Devon is funded by the work of a charity called the Fortescue Garden Trust
‘Friday will be quite a damp day in central and northern Britain, with rain and some fog. In the South it will be warm but people need to make the most of the sunshine while it lasts.
The weekend is a story of two halves. Saturday will be the worst day. It will rain a lot all over England and will feel very cold and grim.
‘Parts of northern England will wake up to frost and fog in the mornings. On Sunday the bad weather will mostly clear away and it will be cold with sunny spells.’
Mr Keates added: ‘Hurricane Leslie is currently loitering about in the central Atlantic. It won’t pass over the UK or cause any issues in the short term but it might get drawn into a low pressure system which would bring heavy rain to the UK.’
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