UK Snow Forecast: Right-on-Date Snow Flurry Expected to Hit Britain as -3C Cold Strikes – New Maps | Weather | New
According to the latest weather maps, the whole country is expected to experience extremely cold weather by October 21, as the country turns blue. Temperatures in Scotland will drop to -3C by Friday October 22, as winter approaches.
Snowfall of up to 1.5cm is expected to cover the Scottish Highlands, with the north of England also potentially receiving snow showers with a Netweather graph showing a snow risk forecast of 30-40%.
Elsewhere in the UK, northern England will see temperatures drop to zero degrees by 3 a.m. on October 23.
Temperatures in southern England will remain around 3 ° C, according to the latest charts from Netweather.tv, with London likely to experience milder weather.
The freezing weather will only be short-lived, as temperatures are expected to reach around 10 ° C in Wales and 12 ° C in Northern Ireland.
The north of England will remain cooler than the rest of the country, with temperatures reaching around 9C to 11C.
London and the South East will also experience colder temperatures of around 9 ° C and 10 ° C by October 24.
After a brief period of warmer weather, the country will plunge back into blue on October 30 as temperatures dip below zero.
In addition to the cold temperatures, towards the end of October, the weather will become more and more humid.
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The Met Office said: “There will be showers and longer periods of rain, with the greatest chance of gales in the north and northwest.
“There will always be some sun between the showers, and the best of all the drier interludes will be in the southeast.”
The Met Office’s long-term forecast predicted that “changing conditions” would likely continue into late October.
They continued: “Confidence becomes very low until early November when widely settled spells could develop periodically with increased risk of frost and fog, although unstable spells are still possible.
“Temperatures in November are expected to stay a little above average overall, but with an increased likelihood of a few cold spells.”
Brian Gaze, director and forecaster of The Weather Outlook, warned there could be “night frosts” in late October and early November.
He said: “Towards the end of the month some computer models indicate that the high pressures will become centered towards the north or west of the UK.
“If that were to happen, there would be an increasing likelihood of colder weather, leading to a risk of fairly widespread overnight frosts.
“There could be sleet or snow showers high up in the northern half of the UK.”