Parts of the country could see weather warnings imposed with heavy downpours and gales set to move in, the Met Office has said.
The Met Office long-range forecast for May 17-26 warns it will ‘most likely be remaining unsettled throughout’.
Filmed at midnight in Guiyang, the video shows red luminescence clouds shining and flickering in the night sky.
It came as ‘unusually’ cold air for May moved south across the country, dragging the temperatures down to between 2C and 4C.
A yellow weather warning for wind is in place until 9am on Tuesday.
Weather warnings could be imposed over the weekend, the Met Office has said.
Britain is enjoying a sustained period of April sunshine but one region of the UK will be particularly pleasant this weekend.
‘We’ve had fabulous sunshine, then snow, then sunshine again. And now? Both together!’ tweeted one onlooker.
Highs of nearly 18C were recorded on Sunday, but will fall into single digits for Monday.
Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said it was a ‘possibility’ that the March record could be broken on Wednesday.
The warmer and brighter weather coincides with the easing of England’s lockdown on Monday.
Temperatures of up to 17C (62.6F) are predicted on Wednesday, with 15C (59F) and sunny spells more widely on Friday – similar to the average for May.
A stretch of six Met Office weather warnings covering mostly western areas from Scotland south to Plymouth are in place this weekend.
Five yellow warnings and one amber alert remain in place for western parts of the country.
Germany and the Netherlands have seen transport disrupted as heavy snowfall and icy temperatures gripped parts of central and northern Europe.
On Monday, police forces in parts of Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex told drivers not to travel as roads became ‘impassable’ due to settled snow.
It will feel ‘bitterly cold’ as the strong easterly winds from Ukraine and the Black Sea area spill across the UK on Sunday.
Vast swathes of the UK will feel like they have been plunged back into the depths of winter in the coming days.
The Met Office said 10cm to 20cm of snow could fall on higher ground, with 40cm predicted to fall over the Grampians.
NHS trusts in Scotland have advised walking like a penguin to avoid falling on ice amid freezing conditions.