An Arctic cold front is set to funnel frigid air over the UK and much of mainland Europe Monday night, bringing temps down to as much as 12C below average.
The UK saw highs of between 10C to 16C on Monday, low for the this time of the year, but BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood warned, “This evening and overnight under the clear skies temperatures will drop like a rock.”
England and Wales are expected to remain just above freezing, though widespread frosts are possible.
Scotland could record lows of as much as -3C and see some snow, adding to the flurries over the weekend.
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) September 23, 2018
Snow is also forecast across Scandinavia and large portions of Eastern Europe.
Many regions are already reporting snowfall:
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) September 24, 2018
Arctic surprise for Eastern Europe. The first snow of the season coats the Tatra Mountains in Poland. [Grzegorz Momot/EPA-EFE]. pic.twitter.com/XCngDgotNv
— Al Jazeera Weather (@AJEWeather) September 24, 2018
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) September 25, 2018
Temperatures across much of Europe are well-below average for the time of year.
Stay tuned for updates.