How cold will it be tonight? Weather maps turn purple as freezing temperatures sweep across UK | Weather | News

As we come to the end of the week, sub-zero temperatures are expected to set in this evening for large parts of the UK. After the mild spell that greeted the British Isles earlier in January, many residents woke up to the more usual sight of mid-winter frost over the past seven days. So, how cold will it be tonight? What can we expect for Friday morning?

How cold will it be tonight?

Eastern parts of the UK are expected to experience freezing temperatures throughout Thursday, ranging between -5C and -8C in places, according to WXCharts.

In England, this is impacting southern regions, such as Dover, which stretches all the way up the east coast of the country to Newcastle upon Tyne in the northeast.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh are among Scottish cities that also experienced negative conditions.

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As we head into this evening, temperatures in these regions are expected to warm slightly, however, they will remain below freezing for the most part.

By the time we hit 3am on Friday morning, the majority of affected areas in Scotland will see temperatures soar above freezing.

In fact, conditions will stay that way for the duration of Friday.

By comparison, parts of the east and south east of England will continue to witness sub-zero temperatures until 6pm tomorrow.

The forecaster added that on Friday the cloud cover will gradually move ‘to the south-east throughout the day’ although it will remain ‘mostly sunny in the south and east of England’.

Top tips for staying warm

The British Heart Foundation has recommended the following tips to help you stay warm this winter:

Dress in layers and wear a hat, gloves and scarf. Wool, cotton or fleece clothing is the warmest. When indoors, wear warm socks and slippers to keep your feet warm.

Close doors and use a keyhole cover to block drafts. Buy thermal liners for the curtains to keep the heat inside.

Keep your main living room at 18C to 21C (64 to 70F) and the rest of your home at least 16C (61F). If you can’t heat all the rooms you use, heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before bed.

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