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An Arctic low pressure weather system will soon batter Britain. The cold front is expected to sweep the UK later this month, bringing sub zero temperatures. According to weather maps from WXCharts temperatures could plunge to -5C during September’s last weekend.

The map shows the chilly front coming in from the Arctic, spreading south and reaching the whole of the UK.

Ireland will be largely affected by the Arctic chill, although temperatures will still be low.

The southwest could also escape the coldest temperatures, while Scotland will see the worst of the freezing conditions.

The Arctic chill will not only reach the UK, but parts of continental Europe as well.

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The German Weather Service (DWD) said freezing winds will strike the country as early as this week.

Regions of Germany will fall below freezing on Thursday, with wind chill temperatures of -9C in Zugspitze and -5C in Fichtelberg.

Chris Fawkes at BBC Weather said: “Cool weather will continue to affect northern areas of Europe this week.”

Met Office meteorologist Nicola Maxey also said the balmy weather Britons have enjoyed lately is likely to end this weekend.

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She explained a low pressure system will move in from the west on Saturday.

Ms Maxey said: “On Saturday a low pressure system will move in from the west up north.

“This can bring rain, heavier isolated showers and potentially thunder to the North West.

“The east will hang on to good weather until Sunday, when the low pressure reach this area.”

“The high pressure holds the low pressure system off the coast, but it will move away, allowing low pressure to influence the weather.”

The Met Office’s weather forecast for Sunday, September 22 to Tuesday, October 1 reads: “After a mostly fine start to the weekend, unsettled weather in the west will probably spread to eastwards to affect most areas on Sunday, with outbreaks of rain, which may be heavy at times.

“With this, winds will strengthen too with the risk of gales in the west and north and it will feel cooler here too.

“Thereafter, as we look ahead into the final week of September changeable weather is likely to dominate for many, with the northwest probably seeing the strongest winds and heaviest rain.”

As October arrives, the Met Office says the most likely scenario is a northwest/southeast split.

The weather agency believe “temperatures will be on the colour side” in the northwest, while southeastern parts of the UK will get temperatures “fairly warm”.

The Met Office added: “However, overnight in the southeast it will turn chilly bringing an increased chance of mist, fog and rural frost.”

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