Temperatures will fall across the country as UK faces a ‘major weather turnaround’ for some time to come, forecasters warn.

In a tweet today, the Met Office said: ‘It has been a mild winter so far but a big shift is imminent as the week goes on as we bid farewell to the mild conditions that most places have today as much colder Arctic air streams out to the south over all areas, some of us may actually see some snow by Friday.’

The forecast of cooler weather comes after Britain saw its third sweltering January on record.

It comes hours after 1.900 people in Aberdeenshire were still without power after 60mph winds from Storm Malik and Corrie last weekend at 9am but they are all expected back up to the grid by this evening.

Snow could blankard the ground by Friday after Britain is bracing itself for a cold front on Thursday.

Met Office

The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Energy (wikipedia)

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Climate of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom straddles the higher mid-latitudes between 49° and 61°N on the western seaboard of Europe. Since the UK is always in or close to the path of the polar front jet stream, (wikipedia)