Brits to see temperatures as low as 5C next weekend as country braces for cold

Some Brits are forecast to see temperatures reach as low as 5C next weekend as the country braces for the cold weather.

Today (July 31) will be the start of an "unsettled" weather period for the UK, which will continue throughout the month of August.

According to WXCharts' weather maps, the cold will see temperatures stay in the single digits in many parts of the country.

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Saturday (August 5) could see the mercury in the southwest drop to a shocking 5C.

Talking about his predictions for August, Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told the Daily Express: "There will be another seven to 10 days of this unsettled weather as the jet stream comes in from the west giving us periods of rain and showers and moderate temperatures of 20C in the south and 17C to 18C in the north.

"August 7-14 looks warmer with sunnier conditions as the jet stream moves north allowing high pressure from the south to build up.

"Between August 10-14 normal temperatures of 20-25C in the south. The third week of August will see more warmth, 25C to perhaps 30C if high pressure takes hold."

The cold weather will also be accompanied by downpours in many parts of the country, with a band of "organised rain" starting from later today, affecting the northwest of England the most with 16mm of rain falling every hour.

London meanwhile, will also be hit with a week of showers, all the way up to next Monday (August 7).

There doesn't seem to be any projected upturn in the weather, as it's projected that the second half of August will also be plagued by unsettled weather.

A Met Office forecast said: "During the second half of August, changeable weather is expected across the UK.

"Unsettled at times, with a mixture of rain and showers for many areas.

"Some shorter-lived periods of drier, more settled weather are also likely, particularly later in the month. These may bring some warmer days, however, any prolonged dry and hot spells appear to be unlikely."

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