TEMPERATURES could plunge to -8C (17.6F) in some parts of the UK as forecasters warn that nowhere will be “immune” to sleet and snow.

Most woke up to a cold start today with temperatures hovering around minus 2C (28.4F) in the south of England and minus 5C (23F) in the north.

Isolated parts of northern and central Scotland could even see the mercury drop to minus 8C between 3am and 5am, the Met Office said.

The "Arctic plunge" has largely hit northern places, but the rest of the UK are deemed to not be immune from a sprinkling of snow, with even hail and sleet predicted.

The Met Office have issued weather warnings for most of Scotland, along with all of Northern Ireland and parts of Wales today.

Yet, the cold weather is expected to remain this week with temperatures dropping to -8C.

Follow all the latest news and updates in our live weather blog below…

  • Dan Keane

    MET OFFICE: DON'T PUT YOUR COATS AWAY

    The Met Office have warned Brits not to put their coats away just yet with more cold weather on the way tomorrow.

    The weather agency wrote on Twitter: "Don't put your winter coats away just yet.

    "Cold Arctic air will clear for a time, but returns again as we head into the weekend."

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    SURF'S UP

    Bitter northerly winds resulting in massive waves at Seaham Harbour in Co Durham.

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    'BLIZZARD' CONDITIONS IN SHETLAND ISLES

    The Shetland Isles is seeing "blizzard conditions" this afternoon, according to the Met Office.

    Oli Claydon, a spokesman for the Met Office, said: "There’s a little system moving south, down through the North Sea and that will just clip Shetland later this afternoon, bringing some pretty wild conditions, strong winds of 60 to 70mph but also snow at the same time, so blizzard conditions potentially in Shetland this afternoon."

    The mercury is hovering just above freezing on the island following heavy snowfall.

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    FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN NORTHERN SCOTLAND

    The Met Office has warned that a "bitter Arctic wind" will bring freezing temperatures to Scotland.

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    MERCURY PLUNGE

    Temperatures could plunge to minus 8C (17.6F) in some parts of the UK as forecasters warn that nowhere will be “immune” to sleet and snow.

    Most will wake to a cold start on Tuesday with temperatures hovering around minus 2C (28.4F) in the south of England and minus 5C (23F) in the north.

    Isolated parts of northern and central Scotland could even see the mercury drop to minus 8C between 3am and 5am, the Met Office said.

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    BRITS BATTERED BY HEAVY SNOW

    Beachgoers find themselves caught in a snowstorm as snow hit Seaburn Promenade in Sunderland this afternoon.

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    'LESS SHOWERS' TOMORROW

    The Met Office has said that the UK will see "less showers" tomorrow.

    Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: "There will be less showers around, the showers starting to ease from the west through Wednesday, so a drier day for many."

    He said snow in western parts of Scotland will move into rain on Wednesday night before a slightly milder pool of air moves in before disappearing as another cold front moves across the country.

    This will bring "another pool of Arctic air through Friday and into the weekend".

  • Dan Keane

    MORE SNOW ON THE WAY

    Mr Claydon said much of the UK will enjoy bright, settled conditions with continued snow on coasts and some inland areas this afternoon.

    "But there's more chance of seeing a flake of snow than anything really settling and then another cold night tonight, particularly under the cloudless skies of central parts," he said.

    "Temperatures will be down to similar or even a touch cooler than last night, so down to around minus 5C, with a bright start in those places tomorrow morning and a bit of a similar day tomorrow."

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    'WIND WARNING'

    Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said the pattern of wintry showers will continue in northern Scotland and the west coast throughout the day, with the possibility they could brush the east of the country as well as England.

    "There is a wind warning for Shetland, which is also in the snow warning," he said.

    "There's a little system moving south, down through the North Sea and that will just clip Shetland later this afternoon, bringing some pretty wild conditions, strong winds of 60 to 70mph but also snow at the same time, so blizzard conditions potentially in Shetland this afternoon."

  • Dan Keane

    'BRIGHT DAY'

    Much of the UK will see a bright, settled day, but more wintry showers are expected in northern Scotland, where 11cm was recorded in Loch Glascarnoch by 10am.

    Kirkwall, in Orkney, saw 4cm of snow, while Londonderry had 3cm and Capel Curig in North Wales saw 2cm.

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    PARTS OF UK SEE MINUS 4C AND UP TO 11CM OF SNOW

    Temperatures plummeted as low as minus 4.2C overnight as parts of the UK were hit by up to 11cm of snow, with another chilly night predicted.

    Widespread frost and sub-zero conditions across Scotland, England and Wales led to a cold start for most on Tuesday.

    The mercury plunged to minus 4.2C in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, while a low of minus 4.1C was recorded at Winchcombe Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

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    PICTURED: HEAVY SNOW IN NORTH WALES

    Travel disruptions are likely in places like Capel Curig, Conwy, Wales, where snow has fallenCredit: LNP
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    SNOW WARNING FOR NORTH WALES

    Cops have warned locals in North Wales to be careful on the roads today amid heavy snowfall.

    North Wales Police tweeted: "Snow continues to fall across areas of #northWales so please take extra care if you are out travelling.

    "Areas such as the A5 in Ogwen are particularly bad at the moment.

    "Allow plenty of time for your journey and drive according to the conditions."

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    HUGE WAVES OFF NORTH EAST COAST

    People try to avoid waves crashing over the walls at Cullercoats near Tynemouth in Northumberland.

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    SNOW WARNINGS

    Snow warnings are in place for northern Scotland until 10am tomorrow, with as much as 2cm falling in higher areas.

    A separate yellow warning for snow and ice is also in place for west Wales and Northern Ireland until 10am, with up to 4cm expected to fall.

  • Dan Keane

    -8C PLUNGE

    Temperatures could plunge to minus 8Cin some parts of the UK as forecasters warn that nowhere will be "immune" to sleet and snow.

    Isolated parts of northern and central Scotland could see the mercury drop to minus 8C between 3am and 5am, the Met Office said.

    Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said wintry showers will sweep across Wales, south-west England, and down the east coast during the day.

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    CLEAR NIGHT IN DORSET

    The galactic centre of the Milky Way shines brightly in the clear cold night sky above Durdle Door on the Dorset Jurassic Coast.

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    THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE 'DULL'

    Thursday and Friday will be mostly dull with cloudy skies, according to Meteogroup.

    There will be outbreaks of rain across northern Britain which will be heavy across western Scotland.

    Any rain will clear southern areas on Friday to leave a bright day with spells of sunshine however there is a threat of a few showers developing.

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    PRIMROSE HILL SUNRISE

    Members of the public gather on Primrose Hill in North London to watch the sun rise over the city of London.

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    APRIL 3/1 TO BE WETTEST ON RECORD

    This month could be the wettest April on record, according to Ladbrokes.

    With more rain on the way this week, the bookies have cut odds from 5/1 to just 3/1 on this being a record-breaking wet April.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "April may break weather records for all the wrong reasons as we strap ourselves in for a cold and miserable month ahead."

  • Dan Keane

    LET IT SNOW

    Residents and motorists awake to a covering of snow this morning at Tregaron in mid Wales.

    It comes as the Met Office warned no area of the UK would be "immune" to a possible snowy shower today.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Dan Keane

    WINDCHILL WILL MAKE TEMPERATURES 'FEEL FREEZING'

    Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said that windchill today will see most of the south feel "a couple of degrees above freezing".

    Meanwhile in Scotland the temperature will feel around minus 5C.

     

  • Dan Keane

    MERCURY TO HIT HIGH OF 8C IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND

    Temperatures are forecast to hit highs of just 8C in the south of England, and around 4C (39.2F) to 5C (41F) in the north later on Tuesday.

    But Tuesday night is forecast to be the coldest this week, with the mercury plummeting to minus 5C in southern and central England in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

  • Dan Keane

    CORAL NOW GO ODDS ON FOR COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD

    After snow fell across the UK on Bank Holiday Monday, bookmaker Coral now makes this month odds on to be the coldest April since records began at 4-5.

    The firm has cut the odds from 5-4.

    "The odds have been tumbling on this month entering the record books as the coldest April we've ever had, and snow has pushed it into odds on now to shatter all records as the big freeze continues," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

  • Dan Keane

    'ARCTIC MARITIME AIR'

    Areas across the UK will see a plunge in temperatures this week.

    Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: "We will see this plunge of much colder conditions coming in.

    "It's Arctic maritime air, which does mean it's coming from the Arctic.

    "So it's going to be cold for everybody, but also windy too. The wind chill is going to be significant."

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