• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

UK weather: Snow flurry expected next week in parts of UK as temperature drops

Forecasts for next week suggest a huge band of snow could move across the UK bringing freezing cold.

Charts from weather monitoring organization WX Charts show the snow wave will cross the country from the north on Monday January 31.

As it progresses, this wave of freezing conditions is expected to move both south and west.

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At around 6pm on Monday, parts of northern England and even the Midlands may have seen up to three centimeters of snow, Gloucester Live reports.

Fortunately the snow is not expected to extend as far south as the capital, with London experiencing relatively warm weather of around 11C and 10C at the start of next week according to forecaster BBC Weather.



Freezing conditions can be seen blowing from the northwest

The charts themselves show the weather front blowing into the UK from the north east of the country and across Scotland.

As they move southwest a band of light snow appears to be forming over central and northern England.



The dark purple here indicates a pocket of snow forming over the Midlands and North West England

Fortunately, the snow seems to be short-lived, with the weather front running out of steam in the early hours of Tuesday February 1st.

The prediction comes as the Met Office’s long-range forecast for January 29 to February 7 indicates unstable weather is on the way.

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: “Sunshine is scarce for most of us over the next couple of days, lots and lots of cloud, certainly on the colder side around England and the Country of Wales.

“Not particularly cold overnight, but where we have breaks in the clouds we could have pockets of frost. There will be drizzle rain at times over the Highlands, showers over the northern islands, but for the most of it will be dry.



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“It’s going to be cold despite this cloud keeping the temperatures down a bit, we could still approach freezing in towns and cities and certainly in the breaks in the cloud there will be pockets of frost.”

“Some of the angrier weather fronts are bringing heavy rain and strong winds too and those winds are really picking up on Wednesday night,” he said.

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