BRITONS are braced for disruption on Saturday as snow and hail are set to strike, before temperatures plummet to lows of minus four degrees in rural areas overnight.
Saturday will witness challenging conditions across many parts UK, with snow, hail and frost threatening to cause widespread disruption to weekend plans.
Commenting on the conditions, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “A cold and frosty weekend for all of us, with many of us seeing sunny spells through Saturday and Sunday, but there will be further showers coming and going across northern Scotland and Northern Ireland.”
Snow is also forecast across the hills of Scotland, the Highlands and Grampians, with higher routes facing potential disruption early on Saturday morning.
The weather expert consequently issued a warning to Britons to watch out for slippery surfaces early on.
Heavy showers and hail storms are also expected to strike the Western Isles of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Snowdonia.
Western and central Scotland, western parts of England and Wales, and southern regions of England will nevertheless enjoy sunny spells throughout the morning.
However, Mr McGivern warned that heavy downpours will return for many regions throughout the afternoon.
He said: “After a respite from the showers for north-east Scotland, we will see further showers returning in the afternoon.