UK weather: Cold snap is dragging temperatures to -10C this week

UK weather: Cold snap is dragging temperatures to -10C this week


Winter is here! Colds will drag the temperatures to bot-chill -10C this week as experts warn that SNOW & # 39; almost everywhere & # 39; towards the end of the month. The office says snow can fall over the Scottish mountains before it can be scattered more next weekTemperatures can drop to -5C or even -10C in Scotland, after 13.2C in Shropshire yesterday Rain could do almost anywhere in the snow, but especially in the North & Midlands & # 39; Next week, ForeWorlders also warn & # 39; severe frost – before Beast returns from the East towards the end of the month

Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published:
05:17 EST, January 14, 2019

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updated:
05:51 EST, January 14, 2019

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Snow can & # 39; almost everywhere & # 39; in Great Britain fall towards the end of the month, while temperatures drop to -10C this week. The Met Office has warned that the white gear could settle over the mountains of Scotland today, before they would be more general from the start of the next day, especially in the northern and central areas of Britain. After a mild weekend that the mercury saw 13.2C (55.8F) in Shropshire yesterday, temperatures drop far below freezing on Wednesday – falling to -5C (23F) or even -10C (14F) in some parts of Scotland.

These graphs show how the milder Atlantic air above the UK (left) is pushed out by colder Arctic air by Friday (right). Snow can also fall to the west of the UK on Friday before it travels to the east the next day – with possible rain, almost everywhere, but in particular over the northern and central areas, according to the Met Office. & # 39; Forecasters have also warned that the night frost & # 39; widespread and serious & # 39; will be, before a & # 39; increased chances of cold weather throughout Britain is set & # 39 ;. & # 39; by the end of January and early February. The Met Office said that temperatures & # 39; a downward trend will continue to become cold or very cold & # 39 ;, and added: "This would carry a greater risk of snow, ice and widespread frost. with you, especially in the north of the country. & # 39; The average national temperature for January is 3.5C (38.3F), and the coldest night of the winter so far was January 3, when Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded a low of -10.5C (13F). A Met Office spokesperson said: "There will be colder periods and there may be a little winteriness in the north, but nothing too exceptional for this time of the year. If we go to the end of January, it will be colder.

Temperatures will remain above average for the time of year on Tuesday and Wednesday, but snow is possible in Scotland

By Thursday (left) the temperatures have slipped all over Britain – and on Friday and Friday, snow and rain are possible in the west. & # 39; But there is still a lot of uncertainty in that prediction about where snow falls. In the week starting on Monday, January 21, there is a stronger signal that it is getting colder, which would increase the risk of snow in the UK. & # 39; UK forecast for this week TODAY: Sunny spells but with a few showers. Cloud and rain spread to the west. Average temperatures for most, but cold in the northeast. Heights of 9C.TOMORROW: irregular rain in the west, but brighter in the east. Heavy rainfall in Northwest Scotland. Heights of 10C.WEDNESDAY: Rain gets better, but gets colder with sunshine and showers – and winters on hills. Highlights of 11C.THURSDAY: plenty of dry and sunny weather, with winter showers in the northeast. Heights of 8C.FRIDAY: remain clear and cold for most areas. Rain or snow possible in the west. Heights of 9C. Predictors have already warned this month that the same weather patterns that bombed the Beast from the East – and freezing cold and heavy snow last winter – could return this year. The Met Office reported that a stratospheric warming had occurred around Christmas, when there was a sharp rise in temperature over a few days. When this happens in the Arctic, it can lead to a rush of cold air blowing east through Europe a few weeks later, bringing much cooler temperatures to the continent. The Met Office said that this is what caused the Beast from the East at the beginning of last year – an icy explosion of icy Siberian winds that caused freezing temperatures and heavy snow to a large part of the UK. But predictors said that while Britain hit by a new Eastbound beast could not be ruled out, the prediction so far suggests that the country will see stable conditions. What are the prospects for Met Office for the next three weeks? Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 27, 2019: it is usually arranged Friday for a while, especially in the east, before the clouds evaporate and rainfall, perhaps with some snow on the hill, try to go to the east later, with strong wind. The rain and snow on the hills will make further eastward progress on Saturday, perhaps with dry areas in the northeast. After that it seems that it remains mostly cold, restless and sometimes windy, with storms in the north. Every milder spell will tend to be short, and associated with longer periods of rain. The rain could fall almost anywhere in the snow, but especially in the northern and central areas, especially later in this period. Some dry, clear spells are likely, perhaps with snow showers, especially in the east. During such periods, frost can become widespread and severe. Monday 28 January to Monday 11 February 2019: late January and early February there is an increased risk of cold weather in the whole of Britain, with temperatures that continue a downward trend to become cold or very cold. This would involve a greater risk of snow, ice and widespread frost, especially in the north of the country. However, there remains uncertainty about the extent of the cold weather and how long it will take, and it is still possible that some milder and wetter interludes will traverse this generally cold period, especially in the south. .
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