Big freeze grips UK: Here’s when it gets milder

After one of the coldest starts to the meteorological spring, it looks like temperatures will recover a little over the coming days, especially in the south.

Northern parts of the UK will hold onto the very cold conditions over the weekend, with further snow showers likely, especially over northern and eastern Scotland.

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Early next week, temperatures will improve a little, but it will stay cold for the time of year. Temperatures will range from 2 C to 5C (35F to 41F) on Monday.

Southern parts of the UK will see less cold air moving in over the weekend, with temperatures close to average across south-west England on Sunday.

Showers will turn increasingly to rain and the main hazards will be dense fog and icy stretches overnight.

Next week, there will be a gradual improvement on temperatures, so it won’t be as cold as it has been, but there is little sign of any spring warmth. Temperatures will range from 5C to 9C (48F) on Monday.

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Ireland will see milder air trying to move into southern parts over the weekend, but it will stay cold for early March. Early next week, it will be stay rather cold, but there’ll be a gradual rise in temperatures.

Wintry showers over the weekend will turn increasingly to rain. Temperatures will range from 4C to 6C (39F to 42F) on Monday.

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