It's going to be a warm week - but snow is forecast for Friday

Ceri Roberts
It's going to be a warm week - but snow is forecast for Friday
It's going to be a warm week - but snow is forecast for Friday

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Now that we're nearing the end of October, we've come to expect more autumnal weather.

But forecasters predict that we'll be enjoying summertime temperatures of up to 21C from tomorrow, before winter arrives at the end of the week, bringing freezing temperatures and snow.

The Daily Star reports that we could all be in t-shirts tomorrow, as hot air from the sahara blows in, boosting temperatures to record-breaking levels. But that will be followed by an 'arctic blast' by Friday, with snow in the east, north and Wales.

According the the Daily Mail, African air will being Indian Summer temperatures from Monday. The Met Office has forecast temperatures in the 'high teens', but this could rise even higher if clouds and showers ease.

As the Saharan dust blows in, we can expect to see red-tinged sand stains on cars as a result of what's known as 'blood rain', which was seen in Holland yesterday.

The Met Office has confirmed that colder air will push in later in the week, with some forecasters warning that there could even be snow in the south.

Forecaster Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook told the Daily Mail: "Enjoy the warmth but make sure you've got your winter woolies close at hand.

"Forecast models show a very potent cold blast by October standards, with snow as far south as Wales - and I wouldn't rule out snow in the south by next weekend."

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