UK snow forecast: Coldest winter night tonight as -12C frost hits before frigid explosion

Tonight could bring the coldest night of the year as Brits are urged to be prepared for snow and be prepared for sleet on the roads

UK could face coldest winter night yet

The Brits could face the coldest night of winter so far tonight with temperatures dropping down to -12C.

Parts of northern England and Scotland are already covered in snow, but more is expected as freezing temperatures continue.

There are several yellow weather warnings for snow and ice Thursday and Friday, covering the north of England and much of Scotland.

Meteorologists have said it could dip to freezing -12C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire and temperatures are expected to stay below freezing in the rest of Scotland.

But it’s not just the north where freezing temperatures are expected.

It can drop to -4C even at Oxford, with Preston expecting lows of -6C and Stafford -5C.

Freezing temperatures are expected across UK

There is a yellow weather warning in place in parts of the UK

If temperatures drop below -10 ° C, they will beat the frosty days and nights of the cold snap of November 2021.

North West England, East and West Midlands and Wales all already have a yellow weather warning for ice today.

And now the Met Office is warning anyone who drives or walks to be extra careful as showers falling below zero turn to ice on the roads.

The “frequent sleet, hail and snow showers” that are expected in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland could be joined by six inches of snow.

Snow is expected across much of the UK, and this could continue until Friday


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Claire Nasir, meteorologist at the Met Office said the sun : “In much of the country until Wednesday, we are bathed in cold air.

“As we head into Wednesday night, with clearer skies and a lighter breeze, we will see temperatures drop very quickly, so expect a widespread frost.

“Temperatures will drop to around -4 ° C in England and Wales and -10 ° C in snowfields across Scotland.”

She explained that the high pressure would lead to a “pretty hard frost” Thursday morning, but this should be followed by milder Atlantic air with some clouds and rain.

But as the rain hits the colder air, it will turn to snow, and that is expected to continue through Friday.


Tonight and tonight:

Showers will affect coastal districts to the west, north and east initially. Otherwise, long clear spells with widespread severe frosts, and also a few patches of freezing fog in the south. Strong winds, rain and snow from the hills far northwest later.


Dry and bright start in the east, then rain moving east, preceded by snow from the hills of the central areas to the north. Windy winter showers succeed each other later in the west.

Outlook from Friday to Sunday:

Cold and windy on Friday with windy and wintry showers. Continuation of the wind, but becoming milder on Saturday with gusts of rain. Drier for most Saturday nights, before further rains arrive until Sunday.

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