UK weather to turn freezing for Bonfire Night as temperatures plummet


Bonfire night revellers have been warned to wrap up warm (Rex)

Firework fans have been warned to wrap up warm and huddle a little closer to the bonfire on Saturday night – as temperatures are expected to drop to freezing.

Forecasters are predicting a chilly weekend for most of us with Scotland suffering the worst, with the threat of snow falling on Bonfire Night.

Although the clear skies mean it will be very easy to spot the fireworks, it also means the mercury will plummet in the evening and making it even colder, icy winds are expected to hit parts of the British coastline.

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‘The general picture for Saturday is that it is going to be dry with some sunshine and showers – possibly heavy in the north of England and Scotland,’ said Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge.

‘It’s going to be cold everywhere and chilly in the north and east of England, accentuated by the wind, with a risk of some gales.


Fireworks in Lewes, Susses, last year (Rex)

‘On areas where there are showers and clear skies, there is a risk of some frost and there might be a bit of snow in Scotland.’

He said the highest figures during the day would be around London (11C / 52F), before the temperatures drop in the evening.

‘Most places will be in single digits, possibly down to zero or even minus one in places that have clear skies,’ added Madge