Britain faces -10C weekend conditions as Arctic blast sweeps into UK

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Britain faces -10C conditions this weekend as an Arctic blast sweeps in, forecasters have confirmed.

Temperatures are set to plummet across the country, while snow could be on the way as Brits face a "white Easter".

The Met Office said the mercury will drop just days after the UK got its first taste of warm weather this year, LancsLive reports.

The north west will drop to around -4C on Friday night while parts of Scotland could plunge as low as -10C.

Alex Burkill, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Over the next few days high pressure is firmly in control. It will bring a lot calmer weather and lighter winds.

"However it's not necessarily going to be that sunny and will be quite cloudy at times.

"Temperatures in some of the sheltered glens in Scotland could fall as low as -10C.

“In Lancashire the temperature will drop to around -4C and could be a bit colder depending on the cloud coverage.

“If there are clearer skies then there will be lower temperatures.”

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Last weekend saw Brits hit beaches and parks to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

But it will feel like a distant memory this weekend as temperatures dip to below average.

Mr Burkill added: "For Saturday and Sunday night it will be less cold but will still probably be around -2C or -3C.

"This weekend during the day it won't feel warm with temperatures a bit below the average.

“It will be mid to high single figures if you are in the sunshine."

There will be “patchy rain” across the north on Sunday, before turning “milder and windier”.

Forecasters say it is likely to be the coldest spring for more than three years.

And the UK could be even colder than Iceland due to a 500 mile-wide Scandinavian surge.

WX Charts previously said a storm will arrive on March 9 and cover huge swathes of the country in snow.

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