BBC Weather: ‘Below Average’ Temperatures As Winds Hit UK
Strong winds have already wreaked havoc in many regions this week, with gusts peaking at 76 mph at Capel Curig in Wales yesterday. But tougher conditions are ahead as low pressure is forecast to sweep a new chill over the UK from a northerly direction. Temperatures could drop to -3 ° C in northwestern regions on Thursday, including Carlisle and the Lake District, according to WXCHARTS.
Lower down in Yorkshire, 0 ° C lows could also hit Leeds and York on the same day, while London and Kent in the southeast are slightly warmer at 1 ° C.
The latest temperature anomaly maps from WXCHARTS show the whole of the UK turning different shades of blue on Thursday 6th May when the cold air arrives.
Blue indicates temperatures much colder than is normally expected at this time of year.
On Thursday, temperatures in the South, West Midlands and Wales could be 2-4 ° C colder than usual.
UK Weather Forecast: Britain could see frost lows this week (Image: WXCHARTS)
In the northeast, the difference could be even more marked between 6C and 8C cooler than usual.
The WXCharts snow map indicates that a rare snowfall could be expected in May, and parts of the northwest forecast will receive between 1cm and 2cm of snow.
Brian Gaze, a forecaster for Weather Outlook, warned that snow will also hit the northern regions by tomorrow when the icy north winds arrive.
He said, “Tonight, the rain is constantly disappearing and clear periods develop. Temperatures drop rapidly and a widespread frost develops.
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UK Weather Forecast – Latest maps show icy blue hues covering the nation (Image: WXCHARTS)
«Tomorrow brings a mixture of sun and rain. In the north, sleet or wet snow could fall to low levels at times. Temperatures remain well below the seasonal average.
‘During Thursday, the outbreaks of rain spread eastward across southern Britain. There is some uncertainty about their northward extension, but they will most likely remain in south London.
“Other areas have a lot of bright, dry spells, but there will be rains in the north that could be wintry over the hills. Cold for early May.
“The changeable and cold weather is expected to continue for the remainder of the week. There is a risk of heavy gusts of rain from the southwest further on. ‘
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UK Weather Forecast: Temperatures could drop to -3 ° C in the North West (Image: WXCHARTS)
Net Weather’s Paul Michaelwaite added that north winds are expected to bring a “winter flavor” throughout this week.
He said: “Today (Tuesday), we return to the familiar theme of sunny days and rains.
“The winds are still stormy and will stay that way for much of the day, just slowly diminishing.
“They are blowing from a cold north or northwest direction, so there will be a distinctive chill in the air. However, the more sheltered south of England will see temperatures in adolescence. ‘
UK Weather Forecast – Latest Charts Show North Winds Whipping (Image: WXCHARTS)
“The rains will spread more and more in the afternoon, and some will potentially merge into longer periods of rain.
“Some of the rains will be heavy and stormy with hail, and over the northern highlands of England to the north, it will be cold enough for them to fall as sleet and snow.
‘This afternoon and overnight we will see a tail of downpours clearing across Wales, central and southern England, but away from the north and west facing coasts, many parts will dry up with a widespread frost that will form from the North Midlands’.
He added that cold air could move across the UK from the north during the week, bringing snow and freezing temperatures along the way.
UK Weather Forecast – Cold air is set to sweep across the nation this week (Image: WXCHARTS)
Michaelwaite said: “The increasingly cold air will also come from the north towards Scotland as the night progresses, bringing more rain inland, much of it falling as sleet and snow.
‘Another day of sunshine and downpours follows Wednesday, with a taste of winter for many of them in the north of Britain and particularly in the hills.
“It will be another cold day for the time of year, with highs of 7-12c in general, with a cold wind from the northwest that will exceed those values.
“Another cold night will follow, with widespread frost as most of the downpours die on the coasts.”
UK Weather Forecast: Winds are seen pushing down the UK from the north (Image: WXCHARTS)
The BBC’s weather forecast for Saturday May 1 through Sunday May 9 also predicted that low pressure will push in “cold north winds.”
The forecast read: ‘The first week of May will see a drastic change in weather for the UK from the second half of April.
“As the high pressure, which has been a frequent visitor for us in recent weeks, moves southward, low pressure weather systems will press in from the west, leading to an unstable week with some episodes of heavy rain and winds. stronger.
“It is likely that in the middle of the week there will be sun and rain with a cold wind from the north.
UK Weather Forecast: Northern regions are prepared to withstand the brunt of cold conditions (Image: WXCHARTS)
“Some rains can bring hail or winter weather in some places.”
The Met Office added that snow could fall to low levels in the north tomorrow.
The forecast said: “Today, many parts are cloudy with showers or longer periods of rain, some heavy, especially in the north.
‘Some periods of sunshine, mainly in southern England and northern Scotland. The strong winds slow down slowly, although they are still stormy and with a feeling of cold.
UK Weather Forecast: Low pressure projected to increase subzero temperatures (Image: WXCHARTS)
‘Tonight a strip of rain in central UK is slowly moving south. Clear the spells that follow from the north, allowing a frost in some places, while the winter rain affects the north of Scotland.
“Wednesday sees spells of sun and rain, some with hail and thunder, especially in the north and east. Snow on the hills, also at low levels in the far north at first. Cold.
“The prospects for Thursday and Saturday are sunny periods and rain until Thursday and Friday with night frosts in some places.
“Rain and strong winds spread from north to east through Saturday as it gets warmer in the southeast.”