UK braced to freeze in -3C blast as temperatures poised to plunge

The first week of June will bizarrely see temperatures plunge to -3C in some parts of the UK
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In recent weeks there has been some balmy temperatures and hours upon hours of rain - and now it could go very cold again. The prediction comes as the latest weather maps have show parts of the UK could be thrown very much back into the winter.

In North Staffordshire and within a matter of days conditions have gone from very much BBQ weather to downpours that went on for a whole day. Now the Mirror reports how the Great British weather still has number of surprises in store, including an icy -3C drop in temperature.

Parts of northern England and Scotland will feel more like January in the first week of June. Maps from WXCharts show a band of frosty blue low temperatures arriving. Areas including Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and The Highlands could see the mercury barely able to reach above freezing for most of the day on June 5, but the south and west of the country should remain milder.

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According to the Met Office summer in the meteorological calendar covers the duration of June, July and August, or by the astronomical calendar it begins around 21 June on a day referred to as the summer solstice, reports the Express.

The summer solstice marks the point when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. Weather expert and author Jim Dale, whose book Surviving Extreme Weather: The Complete Climate Change Preparedness Manual is out now, said a cold snap in June would be "unusual" but that with weather patterns over the UK at the moment "nothing could be ruled in, or out".

He told Express.co.uk: "We seem to locked into an everlasting gobstopper of wet weather at the moment. An actual 'cold snap' at this time of year would be out of the ordinary, but for Scotland especially it is looking on. But within the current chaotic climate environment nothing can really be ruled out, or in."

This Bank Holiday weekend has seen a relatively pleasant Saturday - while a thunderstorm warning has been issued for a chunk of the country, including North Staffordshire on Sunday. As reported by StokeonTrentLive, that warning will run from noon until 8pm.

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