UK Snow Forecast: ‘Knocked-off Course’ Polar Vortex Sends Frigid Weather Directly to UK | Weather | New
Forecasters say an “Arctic” explosion is expected to hit Britain from next Thursday with snow expected in some higher parts of the country. The latest minimum temperature charts from WXCharts reveal that the mercury next Thursday, October 21, could drop to 1C (33.8F) in the Scottish Highlands, with highs of 10C (50F) in London.
The forecast for next Thursday at 6 p.m. calls for temperatures to be single-digit in northern England as well with low minimum ranges between 4C (39.2F) and 7C (44.6F).
Higher ranges will be expected in England and Wales with average minimum temperatures between 7 ° C and 9 ° C (48.2 ° F), while the south of England will see mercury hit all-inclusive lows between 8 ° C (46.4 ° F) and 10 ° C (50 ° F).
The Met Office has warned that snow is “expected on mountain peaks across Scotland” and could strike in the early hours of Thursday and last all day.
A spokesperson added: ‘We are seeing cooler air moving south across the UK from Thursday through next weekend, due to low surface pressure moving away towards the UK. north-eastern UK, creating a northerly wind.
“Winter showers possible in the Northern Isles and Scottish Highlands.
“[The] Spell colder [will be] short-lived, as the milder Atlantic air returns by Monday, October 25. “
The cold weather continues through Saturday October 23 with temperatures as low as -1C (30.2F).
Minimum temperature charts from WXCharts reveal that the mercury will reach below zero in the north of Scotland and 0C (32F) in the rest of the country by 12 noon.
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He added: “After a few very balmy days much colder air will arrive from the north later next week which could bring snow to the Scottish Highlands.
“This cold snap might not last that long, but frost, and possibly snow, will likely feature in our forecast more frequently for too long.
“Sudden stratospheric warming events can sometimes cause the polar vortex to reverse, which can have dramatic impacts on winter weather conditions and increase the chances of severe cold.”