[Ed. – That warming is some tricky stuff.]
Bitter Arctic winds could plunge parts of Britain into the coldest spell of August weather for almost a century.
Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north – with two weeks of wet, windy and cold weather on the horizon.
There is even a chance of snow and sleet over the mountains of Scotland as it dips to near freezing overnight.
Government figures show the last time it was this cold in August was in 1919 when the mercury rose no higher than 8.9C for four days in Yorkshire and Cumbria. …
Forecasters said there is ‘not much to be optimistic about’ as temperatures look set to remain below average with spells of rain throughout the rest of August.
This comes after Britain endured a battering from Hurricane Bertha with raging gales and torrential rain hurtling through the UK earlier this month. …
Forecaster Dan Williams from the Met Office said: ‘There are no warnings in place regarding flooding. But there will be showers today across Britain, especially in the eastern side of the country.
‘In most places the temperature will be hovering around the high teens.’