FLOOD warnings are in place at this time as polar winds are set to push temperatures to -5C.
A chilly blast is ready to carry ice and snow and Brits have been warned to “dig out winter coats” as a north-easterly chill ploughs in from Scandinavia.
Two flood alerts are in place for Sandsend in North Yorks and Bridlington in East Yorks after excessive waves within the North Seas are set to batter the shore.
The Met Workplace warned “flooding is predicted” and added: “The Flood Warning is now in pressure resulting from forecast overtopping of sea defences by waves and spray on account of sturdy onshore winds.”
In the meantime, freezing gusts will make it really feel near -13C throughout Scotland and the north with “wind-chill” temperatures resembling mid-winter.
Close to-record excessive strain will carry clear skies however harsh frosts amid warnings showers will flip wintry.
Thermometers will plummet greater than 10C in comparison with the previous few days which has seen summer-like sunshine bathe the nation.
Excessive strain will shift nearer to the UK subsequent week bringing dry, chilly mornings with heat sunny afternoons, in keeping with forecasters.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Climate Providers, mentioned: “It’ll flip a lot colder on the weekend as excessive strain brings Polar air throughout Scandinavia in the direction of Britain.
“There’s a likelihood of some wintry showers and these might flippantly have an effect on decrease floor throughout southern and jap Britain.
“It’s not out of the query that in addition to the frost, some locations might get up below a late winter blanket.
It’s not out of the query that in addition to the frost, some locations might get up below a late winter blanket.
“Nevertheless it’s going to flip a lot drier subsequent week and it will assist these areas affected by flooding.
“Whereas there shall be some chilly mornings, will probably be pleasantly gentle within the sunshine throughout the afternoons, and that is the sample we anticipate to carry into and thru April.”
Temperatures will plunge by way of the following couple of days as chilly air sinks throughout the nation, he warned.
He added: “Most individuals are going to really feel the chilly over the following couple of days, it’s going to be a return to cardigans and time to dig out winter coats.
“Throughout elements of the nation we expect to see temperatures drop to round -5C.
“It’s a transient return to wintry situations nevertheless, and after the weekend we’re taking a look at drier climate with some nice sunshine.”
Netweather senior forecaster Nick Finnis agreed “uncooked winds” will carry an unseasonal chill to the nation this weekend.
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He mentioned: “As an intense space of excessive strain builds to the west this weekend, central strain as excessive as 1053 hPa – which perhaps near record-breaking.
“This may enable a strengthening and more and more chilly north-easterly wind to comb down throughout all elements over the weekend.
“Though Saturday shall be principally dry and sunny, a uncooked wind choosing up making it really feel chilly out of the solar, some showers will arrive within the east later within the day.”
Netweather windchill charts reveal feel-like temperatures of -13C (8.6F) throughout northern Britain this weekend with lows of -8C (17.6F) additional south.