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First frosts of the winter will hit on Sunday night

  • Mild spell set to come to an abrupt end as the clocks go back two hours tonight
  • Many areas will experience first frosts of winter during early hours of Monday
  • Follows temperatures as high as 23.5C (74F) in south-east earlier this month

Britons made the most of the autumnal sunshine today, as they braced for the first frosts of winter. 

The recent mild spell is set to come to an abrupt end on Sunday, as the clocks go back to mark the end of British Summer Time.

Many areas are set to experience freezing weather during the early hours of Monday, with the thermometer plunging as low as -4C (25F) in Scotland and isolated areas.

Britons made the most of the autumnal sunshine today, as they braced for the first frosts of winter. Pictured: Sunrise over Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth, Dorset

Soaking up the last of the sun: Sunrise over Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth

Soaking up the last of the sun: Sunrise over Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth

This follows temperatures as high as 23.5C (74F) in south-east England earlier this month.

Meteogroup forecaster Richard Martin-Barton said: ‘People may experience a real shock to the system. 

‘Temperatures are going to drop all of a sudden. It will be really noticeable Sunday night into Monday.’

Today the South and East are set for pleasant temperatures of up to 17C (63F) but the west and north will be cloudier and breezy, with patches of rain.

Tomorrow will feel significantly cooler but most places should stay dry with sunny spells except for a few showers near the east coast.

Oli Claydon of the Met Office said: ‘There’s a high pressure system to the west of us, and low pressure to the east, and they’re working together to move warm and cold air around.’ 

The sun rises over a misty Castleton in the Hope Valley, Peak District on Friday

The sun rises over a misty Castleton in the Hope Valley, Peak District on Friday

After the clocks go back to mark the end of British Summer Time tonight, the recent mild spell is set for an abrupt end. Pictured: Loughrigg Tarn in the Lake District

After the clocks go back to mark the end of British Summer Time tonight, the recent mild spell is set for an abrupt end. Pictured: Loughrigg Tarn in the Lake District

Many areas will experience the first frosts of winter during the early hours of Monday, with the thermometer plunging as low as -4C (25F) in Scotland and isolated areas

Many areas will experience the first frosts of winter during the early hours of Monday, with the thermometer plunging as low as -4C (25F) in Scotland and isolated areas

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