UK weather forecast: Snow could hit Britain this weekend as temperatures plummet

UK weather forecast: Snow could hit Britain this weekend as temperatures plummet

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 Forecasters from the Met Office warned the UK could be hit with the first of the winter snow this weekend as temperatures plummet to near zero  The bone-chilling temperatures will grip Scotland and the north while the south of the country will be colder than normal for this time of year  Along with the possibility of a series of wintry showers, heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected to blight Brits this weekend  The forecast for Sunday, November 10 to Tuesday, November 19, reads: “Sunday should be bright with scattered showers, potentially becoming prolonged spells of rain It is likely to be another cold day, with a chance of wintry showers on the higher ground of the north  “Sunday and Monday will most likely continue to be unsettled with showers expected in all regions, bringing potential hill snow to the north, whilst the heaviest rainfall is likely to be concentrated across central and eastern England  “Looking ahead to the later part of the period, although confidence is currently low, snow is possible in the north over the hills, whilst the concentration of heaviest rainfall should continue to be located across central and southern England  “There is a potential for occasional stormier periods. For most parts, it will remain colder than average throughout this period ”   Devon Live reports the South West will see temperatures drop to around 1C in places and there are thunderstorms forecast for the start of next week  The next few days will be frosty, misty and mainly dry with a few showers around  Clear skies overnight will mean frost, especially in the north and Scotland, in the mornings with temperatures dropping well below freezing in places  By Thursday it will be cloudier and wetter with fresh north-easterly winds then it will be dry and even sunny as we head into the weekend, getting wetter by Sunday  Looking ahead to the end of November and into December the long-range forecast reads: “Through the second half of November and into December, confidence remains very low  “The period may start with unsettled conditions, with the rain and wind expected to be more prevalent in the northwest of the UK There is a likelihood that fog and frost could become more widespread than earlier in November, particularly in the south and east of England, with the fog potentially clearing slowly into the mornings   “Throughout this period, there are indications that there could be a slow transition into more settled weather , especially in the south and east of England This could mean that temperatures may return close to the average by the end of the month, although it could still be rather cold at times ”  Alternative charts by independent forecaster NETWEATHER also shows the increased risk of snowfall pick up on Saturday and Sunday  The chart shows the northwest of England, north of England and parts of Scotland all more likely to see some snow hit over the weekend  BBC Weather has warned of snow over the weekend as a low-pressure system clashes with bitterly-cold air in the coming days  The BBC forecast reads: “A low-pressure system is then expected to cross the UK from northwest to southeast on Saturday and into Sunday  “As the warm front moves in over the colder air Saturday morning, there is the potential for some early morning snow in the hills of Northwest Britain, before any snow turns back to rain by midday  “A wet and cool weekend in store, but with overnight lows milder than those expected Friday night ”  BBC Weather also tweeted a graphic of northern cold air continuing to grip the country throughout the rest of the week  They tweeted: “The rest of the week will be cold and largely unsettled due to a strong jet stream just to the south of the UK, leaving us in a chilly air mass and a chance of some snow on high ground ”  Meanwhile, weather warnings are in place in the east of England as heavy rain barrels towards the country, threatening to bring “disruption from flooding”   A Met Office yellow weather warning read: “Rain, prolonged and occasionally heavy, will affect the yellow area during Thursday  “The rain will gradually ease overnight and clear away during the early hours of Friday 20-40 mm of rain is expected over quite a wide area, with 60-80 mm falling in a few locations over high ground, through the period  “The rain will be accompanied by strengthening northeasterly winds, which may lead to significant leaf fall and impede drainage in places ”  

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