New Met Office Snow Forecast As ‘Colder Period’ Looms

More snow is expected to arrive next week just days after the UK was gripped by a series of ice and snow warnings.

Parts of the southwest, including Somerset, could experience more arctic weather after thunderstorms, blizzards and rain caused power cuts and disruption to travel across the country.

Met Office forecasters expect a gradual shift to “more volatile conditions” after mild temperatures have so far dominated the winter months.

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WX Charts, which provides international weather data, has drawn up charts which show snow could fall in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, starting Tuesday, January 18.

Parts of Wales, Scotland, the North East and London could also experience winter showers early next week.

The Met Office says in its long-range forecast for Jan. 16-25: “Initially, brighter conditions will be seen once the low clouds and dispersed fog clear, before becoming less and less settled, in particular. in the north, as frontal systems arrive from the Atlantic. .

“Drier, more stable conditions persist longer in the south with light winds and clear skies resulting in freezing and fog overnight, which can take time to dissipate in the morning.

“By the middle of this period, it remains possible for the low pressure to shift eastward, bringing strong winds and cold winter showers to the windward coasts.

“Temperatures are more likely to be slightly above average in the north while remaining near normal towards the south, with a low likelihood of a short cold snap.”

Met Office Forecasts Jan. 26-Feb. 9

This period is likely to see a gradual transition to more unstable conditions. The heaviest precipitation is likely to occur in the northwest, particularly later in the period, while drier than average conditions are more likely to affect the southeast, particularly earlier in the period. period. Strong gusts of wind are likely, particularly in the north. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above average overall. However, colder interludes are always expected, leading to the risk of occasional snowfall, most likely over the northern hills.

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