FREEZING weather conditions are expected on Sunday with some Scots facing temperatures of -5C.

The extreme weather brought by Storm Gerrit and Storm Henk is expected to be replaced with frost.

Met Office chief forecaster Jason Kelly said: “The transition to lower temperatures will be noticeable over the weekend.

“It will become rather cold next week with lower-than-average temperatures across much of the UK, accentuated by brisk easterly winds in the south.

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“As the prevailing weather conditions will be characterised by high pressure, a good deal of settled weather is likely.

“Clearer skies and a marked reduction in precipitation are expected, although any showers that do occur are likely to be wintry in nature.

“A combination of overnight freezing temperatures, saturated ground and calm winds mean increasing risks of frost, fog and icy conditions.”

Temperatures are expected to be below average overnight, with more frost than usual.

The Met Office has also said ice could form due to the very wet ground in most areas.

“The colder conditions across the UK, are likely to be established for some time and will be a key theme of next week’s weather,” said deputy chief forecaster Steven Keates.

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“However, the beginning of next week is likely to see the lowest temperatures of this colder spell, and by the end of next week we should start to see a gradual rise in values, at least for a time.”

Several areas of Scotland dropped to below 0C today with Braemar experiencing -5C around 5am this morning while Perth was -2C around 6am today.