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Some parts of the country could see snow settling in towards the end of October, forecasters say. As reported by the Met Office, the UK is expected to be hit with volatile weather conditions until November. Due to the Atlantic front, Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said the UK is expected to see snow in some high areas of the country towards the end of the month.
He said: “We are probably going to see snowy weather in the higher areas as October moves into November.
“The areas likely to be affected are the Scottish Highlands as well as the higher lands of northern England and North Wales.
“Low areas are unlikely to see it. It is quite normal at this time of year.
Another forecaster said the weather was “one to watch”.
Forecaster Kirsty McCabe of Royal Meteorological Society, added: “There are tentative signs of early season snowfall over the northern hills in late October / early November.
“But it all depends on global weather conditions, such as a weak La Nina in the tropical Pacific. Watch out.
“And while snow on Halloween is unusual, it has happened before, 2008 being particularly memorable.”
In its long-term forecast, the Met Office predicted more volatile conditions would concentrate in the north of England.
In the south and southeast, conditions will be more stable and drier, the forecaster predicted.
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While the British could face a cold snap at the end of the month, forecasters predict a spike in temperatures on October 7.
Due to unusually warm temperatures for the time of year, forecasters believe the mercury could reach 21C (69F), according to WXCharts charts.
The highest temperatures will be seen in the Midlands and parts of northern England.
However, for large parts of the country, the mercury will be between 16-20C (60-68F) on October 7th.
Those high temperatures will remain on Friday, with charts showing Leeds could see 21C on Friday afternoon.
Indeed, for the majority of the country, the mercury will rise to 20C on October 8.
In its forecast between Friday and Sunday, the BBC said: “Friday will bring cloudier conditions in Scotland and Northern Ireland with outbreaks of rain, these persisting into the evening and into the night.
“Elsewhere should escape to the dry with some sun.
“A similar day on Saturday with rain in the north and west, but sunny intervals further south and east.
“Sunday brings a drier day, with some showers in the far north but sunny periods elsewhere.”