The first snow showers are expected to hit Britain tomorrow, according to theMet Office.
Met Office forecasters are predicting downfalls across the higher ground of north and north-west of Scotland tomorrow afternoon.
A north-south divide in temperatures will mean that the mercury plummets in Scotland tomorrow, while soaring in the south of England.
The Met Office has issued ‘danger to life’ flood warnings for tomorrow and Saturday, with downpours expected to bring almost a month’s worth of rain in one day to certain areas.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “We are likely to see snow coming down to the mountains, 400, 500 meters or so, accumulating through Friday and Saturday.
“The first significant widespread mountain snow of the season. There will be some sunshine in between the snow showers.”
Forecaster Grahame Madge previously said: “On Friday we will see a change in theweatherdevelop to something more unsettled with the risk of heavy rain.
“There is some mention in the forecast of transient snowfall over high ground and for some people this might be the first snow that they will have seen so far this season although we are not expecting any impacts. “
Weather Online says that snow is expected in Inverness and the Isle of Mull tomorrow.
Scotland is expected to see lows of 2C tomorrow evening , whereas the parts of England will see 16 C highs.
The Met Office flood alerts cover nearly all of Wales and north-west England.
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They will be in force from noon tomorrow to midnight on Saturday.
The warning states: “Rain is expected to arrive across parts of the UK during Friday and become heavy and persistent, this is especially true for high ground exposed to the strong southwesterly wind.
“There remains some uncertainty to the locations likely to see the highest rainfall totals.
” This rain is expected to continue falling in similar areas for around 24 hours.
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“As such during this period 40 – 60 mm of rain is likely, with perhaps as much as 100 mm over higher ground. “
The average monthly rainfall for the UK in October is 127 mm.
Wet and windy weather is expected in Scotland and Northern Ireland today , with heavy showers for northern and western Scotland.
There will be outbreaks of rain for Wales, northern England and south-east England but it will be largely dry elsewhere .
Tonight will be clear for many in the evening, although there will be showers for a time in Wales, north-west England and western Scotland.
Tomorrow will start bright in the north and east b efore rain spreads in from the south-west.
Showers are expected in north-west Scotland, with the prospect of snow over the hilltops in the north.
Saturday will be wet in England and Wales, while Scotland and Northern Ireland can expect downpours.
Met Office five-day weather forecast
Parts of the south starting foggy, before rain arrives, perhaps heavy in the southeast, where not clearing until evening. Elsewhere patchy rain clearing to sunshine and scattered showers, these heavy and blustery in the northwest, where it will turn colder.
Many areas becoming dry but with some showers, these most frequent across the northwest, with snow on hills. Noticeably chillier, with a touch of frost in the north
Parts of Scotland bright, chilly with blustery showers; gales in the north. Rain, heavy and prolonged for some, spreading to much of England and Wales, mild and windy in south.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Cloudy, outbreaks of rain in south Saturday, clearing to dry, bright and colder weather from Sunday. Sunshine and blustery showers in the north, wintry on hills, becoming drier later, cold.
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