UK weather: snow forecast as temperatures drop
It’s time to dig up winter woolens – with temperatures set to drop below freezing by the end of the month.
The UK had a warm start to October, with temperatures reaching 21C in parts of the country.
But the mercury is starting to drop, with the Met Office reporting that snow and frost could be imminent in parts of the UK later this month.
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All of Wales is expected to see snowfall by 6 a.m. on October 24, according to the latest charts from netweather.tv , while the west of Scotland will also experience heavy snowfall.
Mercury is expected to drop to 0C north of the border and parts of Scotland could see temperatures drop to -1C, Express.co.uk reports.
In England, the mercury will hover around a cold of 4C, with only the north experiencing winter conditions down to -2C, according to the long-term forecast.
On October 25, parts of Scotland could also see the mercury drop to -2C as many parts of England drop to 1C.
England is also expected to fall below freezing the next day, the Online mirror reports.
Brian Gaze, director and forecaster of The Weather Outlook, warned there could be “night frosts” towards the end of the month.
He said: ‘Towards the end of the month some computer models indicate that the high pressure will become centered towards the north or west of the UK.
“If that happens, there would be an increasing likelihood of colder temperatures, which would pose a risk of fairly widespread overnight frosts. There could be sleet or snow showers on the heights in the northern half of the UK. United.”
Forecasters said the freezing weather is brought by an eastward Atlantic weather system.
The Office met said: “Temperatures are generally near average until the start of this period (October), although they are getting colder in the north as rural areas experience freezing temperatures.
“High pressure and mostly dry conditions in the southeast at first, while further rain and stronger winds arrive in the northwest, sometimes also spreading to the south.
“These more unstable conditions are likely to establish themselves more widely towards the end of this period.”
Meteorologist John Hammond said the freezing weather could also be due to the weakening of the polar vortex with less strong than normal winds over the Arctic Circle.
“There are signs that the stratosphere is experiencing unusual warming over the next few days, making the polar vortex above the Arctic Circle less strong than normal later in October,” he said. said to the Sun .
“These high altitude winds normally intensify as we head into winter.
“So an unusual weakening of the polar vortex could well impact our weather later in fall and early winter. “
“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.”
The outlook for the next few days is that it will be wetter and colder in the north, with the south having the best of the weather.