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Temperatures will return to normal after first snow of winter

Gritters out in Greencroft, County Durham, on Saturday. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Temperatures will return to normal next week after parts of the UK saw snow during the first cold snap of the year.

Snow was seen in higher parts of Scotland and north-east England on Saturday in what one meteorologist called “some of the coldest October days in a decade”.

But after the freeze, while temperatures will stay cool, they will begin to climb as we head into next week.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson told the Press Association things will remain chilly overnight into Sunday, but “it’s not going to be excessively cold” reaching “about minus three or four in rural Scotland and Northern Ireland”.

He explained: “It’s going to be a better day for most tomorrow with less snow around.

Snow fell in parts of Scotland and north-east England on Saturday morning. Credit: PA

“There will be a little bit of snow in the northern hills, but milder than today.

“It will still be cold, but with highs of ten or 11 in the south.

“It will be a chilly week, but temperatures will recover closer to what they should be for the time of year.”

After some woke up to flurries, Met Office meteorologist John West told the Press Association on Saturday morning: “With temperatures […] struggling to reach double figures across the country – these are some of the coldest October days in a decade.

“We have seen some snow this morning, more up in Scotland. Aviemore has had around 1cm.”

Images taken on Saturday morning showed people having to clear their cars of snow.

But Mr West predicted the cold weather would relent after the weekend.

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The forecaster added: “It is going to be cold over the next couple of days, but will start to peter out tomorrow.

“We will have some high pressure building in giving us a more settled picture.

“Temperatures will recover quite slowly but it is not likely to be as wintry.”