There is no heatwave in sight as the Arctic snap that dominated the weekend continues to wreak havoc across the nation in the coming days, according to the Met Office. Meteorologist Becky Mitchell even warned that snow could fall across Scotland this week. She said: “We will at least see some sunshine today, but it’s a chilly start to the day.
“For much of England and Wales it is a largely dry start with some sunshine, a few showers just edging in to western parts of Wales.
“As we head into the afternoon there should be plenty of sunshine.
“Cloud building gradually – under the cloud it will probably feel quite chilly today.
“Temperatures struggling to get out of single figures under the cloudier skies.
“But in the sunnier spells, temperatures could peak at 14 degrees.
“Overall temperatures well below average for this time of year.
“Through the evening still some showers across the Scottish Highlands, falling as sleet and snow.
“Tuesday daytime looks very similar to Monday – a day of sunshine and showers again with some hill snow across parts of Scotland.
“From Wednesday there’s a change on the cards. Low pressure will start to move in from the west and that will bring with it widespread rain and quite windy conditions for much of the country too.
“That will mean temperatures on the thermometer will be that little bit higher.
“But in the cloud, wind and rain it still will feel quite chilly.”
The Met Office website warned: “The unsettled theme will probably continue on Friday, and perhaps into Saturday, with sunshine, showers and perhaps longer spells of rain which will be most likely across the south. The showers could be heavy at times, with the risk of hail and thunder.”