Britain has been kissed by a cold front this week with temperatures hanging in the single digits as the snow issue looms on the horizon.
In addition to the cold temperatures, the country experienced plenty of sunshine and a few patches of dense fog and frost in the morning.
Looking ahead to next week, another cold snap is expected to sweep the country, with colder air blowing in from the north.
Temperatures will drop as the weather takes a wintry turn after the weekend.
But on this side, the country should not expect snow.
Despite temperatures dropping to -5C in central England and Wales, no snow will fall this weekend.
Widespread frost is expected in the south and light rain could fall in the far north of Scotland, but it will be too mild to fall as snow.
Elsewhere, skies will be dry and clear overnight and Saturday.
Temperatures will remain cold, but over the weekend it will be cloudy with spells of sunny and bright weather throughout.
While Sunday could see strong winds in northern Scotland with gusts of up to 40mph, the rest of the UK can expect stable conditions this weekend.
The southern high pressure will spread across the UK leading to calm conditions particularly in England and Wales.
Nights and early mornings will likely see frost and patches of fog.
The Met Office forecast for tonight says frost is particularly expected in central and eastern parts of the UK, with cloudier and milder weather further north and west.
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Until tomorrow, the organization says fog and low clouds will be slow to lift, but when they do parts of it could see brief lightning, with showers to the west.
The Met Office’s long-term forecast for the end of the month to February says: “This period is likely to see a gradual transition to more unstable conditions.
“The heaviest rainfall is likely to occur in the northwest, particularly later in the period, while drier than average conditions are more likely to prevail in the southeast, particularly at the start of the month. the period.
“Episodes of high winds are likely, mainly in the north.
“Temperatures are likely to be slightly above average overall. Colder interludes are still expected however, bringing a chance of occasional snowfall, most likely over the northern hills.”