Cold winds from the east set to send temperatures plummeting across UK
Northern Ireland is set to go through its coldest patch of the winter thanks to winds coming in from Eastern Europe.
The Met Office has warned high pressure currently over the north of the UK will migrate further north-eastwards over Scandinavia, making way for extremely cold air from Russia.
Conditions are expected to remain mainly dry through until Friday and will then begin to worsen over the weekend.
It is expected Monday will bring the start of the coldest spell of the winter across the UK.
Snow showers are expected to develop, especially in eastern and southern England.
As the week progresses the cold weather is expected to move to northernly parts of the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland.
With the high pressure remaining over Scandinavia for a number of days, the cold weather will remain and potentially last until the beginning of March.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Brent Walker, said: “Whilst a major widespread snow event is currently not expected, some parts of Southeast England could have the first significant spell of snow so far this winter during next week. Indeed, there is potential for this cold spell to be the coldest for several years in the south."
Belfast Telegraph Digital