‘Arctic plume’ to bring snow this week as Bonfire Night becomes a washout

November is starting with a four-day chill as an 800-mile wide “Arctic plume” brings snow.

And Bonfire Night displays will be hit by more washouts.

After 60mph Halloween winds and soakings as British Summer Time ended on Sunday, temperatures will plunge from tomorrow to Friday.

Most areas are due 8-12C highs but snow flurries are threatening high ground in northern England and lower levels in Scotland.

And nights will be nudging 0C in some areas, with frost also expected. It will be drier, though – until rain returns later on Friday for Bonfire Night events and firework shows over the weekend, with blustery winds in the north.

Bookmakers Coral have already slashed odds on November being the wettest on record to 6-4. Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: “October ended with a washout – and the odds say November looks just as wet.”

A Met Office forecaster said: “After a wet and windy Halloween with a deep Atlantic low pressure system and damaging winds, it turns colder into the new week.”

John Hammond, of weathertrending, said: “The drop of 10C or more will be quite a shock as temperatures tumble after such warm conditions recently.

“Blustery northwesterly winds will make it feel chillier, with snow possible on northern mountains and perhaps to lower levels, with overnight frost possibly becoming more widespread.

“Atlantic fronts are expected to bring rain from the west by the weekend.”

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