Look out the woollies, here comes winter; Arctic wind set to bring frosty mornings.
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LOOK out your woolly jumpers - a bitter Arctic wind is set to bring a wintry feel to the weekend.
Temperatures will struggle into the low teens tomorrow because of a maritime flow from the far north being pulled towards the UK following the aftermath of Storm Aileen.
And there will be the risk of early morning frosts.
The UK will be squeezed between a wedge of high pressure to the west and a low in the east.
There are expected to be frequent blustery showers in some areas and the odd rumble of thunder.
It will feel very cool for the time of year, especially compared with the same period last year when the mercury was in the high 20s for much of the country.
Some places, most likely the north of Scotland, will remain dry with sunshine for the weekend.
Pressure will start to rise on Sunday, signalling the return of drier and brighter conditions, with temperatures climbing by midweek to the low 20s C. Stormy weather from earlier this week will take unsettled conditions to the northern part of the Continent.
Forecaster Hannah Findley, of The Weather Channel, said low pressure associated with Storm Aileen would be located in the Baltic Sea by Thursday, with winds beginning to ease across the UK.
She said: "Wind speeds are forecast to be moderate in the British Isles and across the Northern European Plain and up to gale force in the Baltic, but generally easing from the west through the day.
"Fronts and troughs associated with this area of low pressure will continue to bring cloud and areas of rain to northern Europe.
"Rainfall totals will be widely moderate, but locally heavy in north-eastern France and southern Germany."