Sunday, 28 Nov 2021

UK Weather: Snow to fall in 24 hours as we head into ‘coldest week of Autumn’

Brits are bracing for an icy plunge this week with snow set to fall in what could be the coldest week of Autumn.

As early as Wednesday we could see the white stuff fall in places as temperatures struggle to top 10C.

Forecasters at WX CHARTS predict that Scotland and northern England are particularly at risk and say that one inch of snow could settle south of Inverness by tomorrow.

This could reach Carlisle by the early evening and cold temperatures mean that it is unlikely to melt away until the weekend.

Jim Dale, of British Weather Services, told the Express : "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."

Looking forward, WX CHARTS say that northern parts of the country could see a whopping eight inches of snow come the middle of the month, with temperatures expected to drop below freezing.

Exacta Weather’s James Madden said: "We could start to see some significant snow events over higher ground.

"Looking to Bonfire Night and there will be a risk of widespread frosts as we get a taste of some early wintry conditions.

"We are about to see a change in the weather paving the way for cold and wintry end to autumn."

Away from the snowy north, showers are expected in coastal areas today but there should be some sunny spells inland.

Unfortunately, it won't feel warm wherever you are as a fierce chilly eastward wind will keep things nippy.

Temperatures will be highest in southern and central England, hovering at an unappealing 11C to 12C in the afternoon.

Wales, Northern Ireland, the north of England and Scotland are unlikely to reach 11C with some parts of Scotland dropping as low as 9C.

"Just about anywhere could see a shower, but they will be most frequent and heaviest towards the north and west of the UK, around coasts in particular," explained Met Office meteorologist Aiden McGivern.

The picture looks very similar for Wednesday but by the end of the week most of the showers in the south should have subsided.

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