Temperatures across England are set to plunge below zero as the UK says goodbye to Autumn as ex-Tropical Storm Zeta hits right as Brits buckle down for a winter lockdown.
The Met Office predicts a major U-turn in the country’s weather system this week following an “unusually warm” October that introduced little rain until November was upon us.
Rain and wind is expected to persist through to Tuesday November 3, with cooler weather moving in from Wednesday as Brits prepare for Boris Johnson’s second lockdown in England.
Some forecasters have even predicted temperatures could plunge below 0C on November 5, with the Weather Outlook suggesting chilly lows of -3C in some areas.
The turbulent weather has the potential therefore to make Bonfire Night, which falls on the start date of the UK's second lockdown, one of the coldest on record.
The Weather Outlook said: "It look like it looks like a frosty Bonfire Night, which would be a big change after many mild ones in recent years.
“Southern Britain could see below 0C.”
Recent mild temperatures can be blamed on “tropical air still with the system” that is “very moist,” forcing temperatures up, Met Office meteorologist, Luke Miall, said.
Mr Niall went on to add the nail can expect "sunshine and showers" before the warmth cools off and strong winds could even cause potential power cuts in north-west England and the west coast of Wales down to Cardiff
He said: "Some of that tropical air is still within the system - it's travelled a long way across the Atlantic over cool waters before reaching the UK but it's very, very moist air, so that's the reason it's putting these temperatures up overnight."
The unseasonably warm weather won’t stay for long, Mr Miall warned, as the UK is moving from wet and windy to clear, cold, crisp and frosty.
He said: "There's good news on the horizon - we have got high pressure moving in which will dominate the whole country from Wednesday to Friday.
"We expect light winds and plenty of sunshine through the day on Wednesday, with the best of the sunshine in Wales.
"We're moving between the two types of typical autumn weather - from wet and windy at the start of the week to clear, cold, crisp and frosty weather by the end."