UK set for sub-zero freeze across 'entire nation' with two parts of England coldest

UK cold weather maps show the "entire nation" will be thrown into a sub-zero deep freeze in days. Weather expert Jim Dale has spoken out and said that the current changeable weather conditions were part of a "transition zone" of weather.

Mr Dale spoke out on Sunday and said: “Potential for icy conditions, it’s definitely colder. Chilly morning and within the general realms of expectation at this time of year. Rather pleasant in the sunshine by day and chilly by night, but probably nothing more than that.

"The reason the winds are dying out is because the air pressure is rising from the west. This is the transition zone where we’re getting a bit of high pressure into the early part of next week. Once you’re out of the northerly wind then it will feel pleasant enough.”

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Mr Dale went on and said the reason for the change in conditions was “because of the position of the high pressure” and that the weather would otherwise be “settled and tranquil”. Mr Dale also added: “It’s steady as you go coming out of the wet weather going into something drier.

"There’s no air stream coming out of the south so we won’t see a heatwave because there’s no southerly drag.” WX Charts, which uses Met Desk data, has released maps and charts using the projections and explained how there will be a dramatic weather shift with sub-zero conditions within days.

It follows a 72-hour three-day mini-heatwave sweeping the country this weekend, with the south and London experiencing the best of the weather. But going forward, Aberdeen and Inverness look set to be the worst-hit by the deterioration of conditions, followed by Newcastle in the North East and also the North West in Manchester.

Temperatures will plunge from around April 18, forecasters have said.