Snow could be on its way this weekend thanks to a mini cold snap, the Met Office have said.
Overnight into Saturday, temperatures could potentially dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in some mountainous parts of Scotland, Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said.
The current lowest temperature recorded this winter was minus 11C (12.2F) which was recorded at Cromdale in Moray, North East Scotland, on December 5.
Ms Yeomans said: “The very lowest that we could see – and that’s up Scotland and the mountains up there – we are looking at minus 6C, minus 8C, (21-18F) so pretty cold, but I think pretty widespread across most of the UK we are going to see temperatures dipping below zero.
“Snow is a possibility. The main risk is Friday. There will be showers, they’ll be quite scattered, few and far between – you’d be unlucky to catch one unless you’re on the east coast.
“If they do fall, some of them will be falling as rain, some sleet and some snow.”
Into the weekend, conditions are expected to stay “cold and frosty” as the cold snap persists, with temperatures hovering around zero.
It should start feeling less cold from Monday, Ms Yeomans said, although maximum temperatures will still only be 5-6C (41-42F)
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