Weather forecasters have warned there will be a dramatic drop in temperatures from Monday this week, as a cloud of freezing air moves across the UK from Europe.

The cold weather blast will end the unusually mild weather we have enjoyed during November, which has seen temperatures as high as 17°C during the last week.

Temperatures will start to drop overnight on Sunday to progressively become colder as the week progresses. The Met Office long-range forecast has also warned that we could see “sleet or snow” towards the end of November.

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: “It’s going to get colder as high pressure moves up towards Scandinavia, the winds around it will bring even colder air our way into next week.

“Tuesday the wind picks up further, there’s more showers around mainly of rain but over the higher ground of England and Wales do not be surprised to see a few flakes of snow mixed in.

“Sunshine possible but the wind will really exacerbate that colder feel. Temperatures for all in single figures, 6°C or 7°C on thermometers in England and Wales but, adding the windchill, is going to feel closer to freezing.”