Snow could hit Brits in a matter of weeks as mercury takes a dive in a cold blast.

The north of England, the Highlands, and the Scottish Borders may see flurries as early as October 24, only a matter of weeks after the UK is expected to enjoy scorching temperatures.

It comes as parts of the country are set to heat up and be as sizzling as Los Angeles and Barcelona this weekend, with highs rivaling holiday destinations that are usually felt in the summer months.

The Met Office issued a fog warning for yesterday morning, with a large section of England covered in a cloak of fog as they woke up to the weekend.

The unseasonably warm weather will be a final opportunity for Brits to take advantage of the high mercury, as a long-range forecast reveals something colder is on the way.

They suggest snow may fall over high ground in the UK as November comes around.

The Sun reports a chilly week looms during the half term, between October 25 and 21, as a weather front moves in from the Atlantic.

Brian Gaze, director and forecaster for The Weather Outlook, said: ”Towards the end of the month, some computer models are indicating that high pressure will become centred to the north or west of the UK.

"If that happens there would be a growing likelihood of colder weather leading to a risk of nighttime frosts becoming quite widespread. There could be sleet or snow showers over high ground in the northern half of the UK.”

Previously, the Met Office warned that higher parts of the UK are likely to see snow towards the end of the month.

They said a "colder period" is set to begin, with the Scottish mountains and higher ground in England and Wales set to see a blanket of the white stuff.

Met Office senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November.

"Likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales.

"Low areas are unlikely to see any. It’s quite normal for this time of year.”

According to the Met Office's long-range forecast, the weather will take an unsettling turn between October 20 and November 3.

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