• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

London weather: Capital braced for winter heatwave as parts of country see snow

The UK is known for its variable and unpredictable weather and this week is no exception. Our obsession with the weather stems from times like these where some areas of the country are expected to see snow while other areas will most likely experience relative warmth.

Fortunately for Londoners, it is the capital that experiences slightly higher temperatures. Today (Monday February 7) appears to be the coldest day, bringing a colder 6C, according to the Met Office. But the forecaster predicts it will only rise as the week progresses, hitting 14C on Thursday and Friday.

Meanwhile, weather models have revealed a rare double split in the polar vortex – the mass of frigid air surrounding the Arctic atmosphere – which threatens to sink south over Russia before pushing west in Great Britain, reports the Express . As a result, snow maps show much of the Midlands and even southern England could face the coming snow. This appears to be in stark contrast to what residents of the capital can expect in the coming days.

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Meteorologist John Hammond, a weather trend specialist, told the newspaper that weather maps reveal that winter is preparing to unleash a “strong sting in the tail”, adding: “The battle between cold continental winds and mild winds Atlantic could result in a brief snowfall for some later in the week.”

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As a result, bookmakers have reduced the odds of this month becoming the coldest March on record, with Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati telling the Express: “Odds drop with temperatures, and with a major frost set to hit the UK looming, it could well become a record cold March.

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