UK weather: Autumn starts to bite as cold snap and heavy rain forecast | Weather | News

has predicted over the weekend as autumn kicks off in the UK.

Heavy rainfall will hit the south of the country, while temperatures will drop in the north, with even a chance of snow in Scotland.

However, by the end of next week, conditions are likely to become milder and more typical for the time of year.

The Met Office’s forecast for Thursday to Friday reads: “A swath of rain, some heavy, will slowly move south-east across Wales and England.

“It’s getting brighter in the northwest and getting colder, with some patches of fog. Rainy in the far northwest.

“Rain showers clear up most parts but persist in parts of South East England, heavy in some places, especially near coasts.

“Sunny periods elsewhere with some showers in the northwest.”

Then it predicts for Saturday to Monday: “Heavy rain showers in South East England on Saturday, otherwise mostly fine with a few showers.

“Sunday and Monday, rain and wind will expand to the southeast, followed by scattered showers and sunny spells. It will get colder.”

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Temperatures are also starting to drop, with highs of 15C in the north dropping to just 11C next week.

On Saturday, some areas could see the mercury struggle to get into double digits.

This cold snap looks likely to continue across the country well into next week.