Monday, 6 Dec 2021

UK snow forecast: Britons brace for ‘coldest week’ of season as SNOW to fall in icy blast

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Maps suggest that, after heavy rains over the end of October and Halloween weekend, conditions will begin to chill to single digits. Meteorologists have said some snowfall is expected in the coming weeks, but most of the UK will see the mercury plummet as winds chill.

Jim Dale, of British Weather Services, told Express.co.uk snowfall could be experienced in Scotland in the coming weeks.

He said: “This will be the coldest week of the Autumn to date, with air and ground frosts for many inland areas even as soon as tomorrow.

“Not overly unusual and still around the seasonal par during the day, all compensated by some lengthy sunny spells for most.

“Precipitation wise, nothing really of concern going forward; no significant snow events at all, though in a week’s time the Scottish mountains may well see a dusting or two.“

Tyler Ros, senior meteorologist and lead European forecaster at AccuWeather, also told Express.co.uk this week “will be the chilliest across the United Kingdom since spring 2021”.

He said: “Today will be the wettest days for many with any snow in the highest elevations of the Scottish Highlands.

“Tuesday showers will be along the coasts of the United Kingdom. Wednesday showers will be across northern Scotland, northern England, Wales, coastal N. Ireland and the coast of southwest England with any snow in the highest elevations of the Scottish Highlands.

“Any showers on Thursday and Friday will either be across [the] northwest Scotland coast or the eastern coast of England but they will be brief and far between. The rest of the UK will be dry.”

According to WXCharts, snowfall is expected in Scotland and parts of northern England from Wednesday.

Throughout Wednesday morning, 1cm of snow an hour will fall south of Inverness.

By 6pm, snow will have settled just north of Carlisle.

Conditions will not melt the snow away from these areas until Saturday.

The Daily Star also reported how an 800-mile wide “Arctic plume” is set to bash Britain.

John Hammond, from 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.”

While the week is expected to be drier, heavy rains will return for Guy Fawkes’ night weekend.

The Sun reported a Met Office forecaster as saying: “After a wet and windy Halloween with a deep Atlantic low-pressure system and damaging winds, it turns colder into the new week.”

The Met Office also claims: “Wettest and windiest conditions expected in the north and west over the weekend with bands of heavy rain and showers and a risk of gales.

“Temperatures will be around average with some milder interludes however, some brief colder spells are still possible, especially in the south.”

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