A HEATWAVE will warm up Britons this week before snow returns leaving the country in a subzero deep freeze.
Highs of up to 14C in the south of England 12C in Scotland will offer an early hint of spring by Thursday.
A Met Office Sophie Yeomans meteorologist said: “Through this week were seeing more settled weather because we’ve got high pressure and that’s bringing the air up from the south west and that’s bringing us the milder temperatures.
“I think we could even go up to 15C in some of the days depending how cloudy it is. If we get some sunshine, we could see those highs in the south west of England.”
I think we could even go up to 15C in some of the days depending how cloudy it is. If we get some sunshine, we could see those highs in the south west of England.
Sophie Yeomans, Met Office meteorologist
But Brits should put those hats and scarves back the wardrobe just yet.
The forecasters have warned another “Beast from the East” could be on the way – hitting shortly after next week’s heatwave.
John Hammond from Weathertrending said: “Southern and eastern areas are most prone to a continental chill from February 18, with an ongoing chance easterly winds will bring much colder air towards us.”
Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told the Daily Star: “We’ve certainly not had the last cold spell of winter.
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“There are cold spells likely in the period from February 22 until March 10.
“We may see snow to low levels with nights below zero, although it’s too early to say how low temperatures will go.
“Spring might officially start on March 1 but there’s still potential cold ahead even in March.”
The temperature is set to plummet once more next week – here much of the country will hover around freezing at 3am on the 20th[/caption]
A motorist drives along the B4520 near Builth Wells through a wintry landscape on the Mynydd Epynt moorland in Powys, Wales[/caption]
A white horse is seen in a wintry landscape as snow falls on high land near Llandegley in Powys, Wales[/caption]
It was a bright and chilly start at Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool[/caption]
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