This weekend’s warm weather was enjoyed across the country – but temperatures are set to plunge ahead.1snowMild southerly breezes will be nudged away by bitter northerly winds making things feel much more seasonal from tomorrow. There is even the chance of snow over the high ground of Scotland and the north in the coming days, forecasters say.

The cold spell follows an unusually balmy start to autumn as thermometers reached 18C in Brighton today. The average temperature for this time of year is 12C. Northern parts will feel the first bite of cold tomorrow before the mercury sinks across the country through the week.

Thermometers are forecast to hit freezing overnight in Scotland, parts of Wales and even as far south as Devon and Cornwall by the weekend. Daytime highs will struggle to get much above 10C in the south this week with the north lucky to see 8C.

A  spokesman for The Weather Outlook added: “By Tuesday colder air will be making its way southwards and as high pressure builds back in from the west during mid-week nighttime frosts become widespread … Over high ground in the north significant snowfall is a possibility.”