THE UK is set to endure one more day of bitterly cold weather before temperatures soar to as high as 14C on Monday.

Freezing rain and snow will batter parts of the country on Sunday leading to ice build up of 2-3 milimetres on untreated surfaces, likely leading to travel disruption. 

However, within 24 hours, temperatures are expected to jump by 15 degrees and the cold snap will be replaced with warmer weather due to milder air coming in from the Atlantic. 

This comes after the mercury plunged to minus 17.3C in Braemar on Tuesday – the coldest temperature since February 2021. 

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The weather has also led to widespread travel disruption with many flights departing Glasgow Airport on Friday morning having to be cancelled. 

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place across Scotland today. 

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna has said that both daytime and night-time temperatures are expected to increase over the next few days. 

He told the PA news agency: “At the moment daytime temperatures are low single figures, and in places are staying below freezing under snow cover, so some areas are just a little bit below zero. 

“But daytime temperatures by Monday, we’re looking at UK highs of 11C to 14C, so around about 15 degrees certainly higher than they’ve been.”

On Saturday, temperatures in Aberdeen hit a high of around 2C but are forecast to rise sharply to 12C or 13C on Monday. 

Petagna said that it is not unheard of to get temperatures in the low teens this time of year, but that the contrast of going from very cold to very mild in a day or two is unusual.