It’s time to turn on the heating – because Britain is set for a wintry weekend which could even include SNOW.1snowyPlunging temperatures have been forecast for some parts of the country, bringing the risk of flurries of snow. There are also predictions of wind and rain for the end of the week.

Forecasters are blaming low pressure which, until now, has been held at bay by high pressure wedged over Scandinavia swinging in from the Atlantic. As temperatures start to nudge freezing, wintry flurries over high ground in the north is not out of the question.

Exacta Weather’s James Madden said: “A quiet weather picture through the start of this week has been due to high pressure anchored across our shores. A more unsettled spell of weather later in the week will coincide with some chilly easterly and north-easterly winds, potentially bringing wintry showers across higher ground in parts of the north at times this weekend and into next week.”

Mr Madden warned last month that the UK could be hit with four MONTHS of snow as temperatures plummet towards the end of the year following the much-warmer-than-average summer.