Arctic winds are approaching the UK and forecasts are warning of some chilly conditions in the coming weeks.
It hasn’t been the coldest winter on record and in fact the UK has recorded the warmest New Year’s Day with temperatures of 16.3C (61,3 .)f) at St James’s Park in central London on 1 January.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Is It Going to Snow?
Some meteorologists think so.
Exacta Weather meteorologist James Madden has said he expects colder conditions across the country and south of London.
But this is likely to be only a short period, and mild temperatures are expected.
Said Quick: “We expect to see some changes as we approach the last month of winter.
“During the first part of February there will be an invasion of cold and snow from the north, and some of this winter rain may reach as far south as central England and the capital.
“The good news for snow haters is that these bursts may be short-lived as mild Atlantic weather spreads across the UK.
“The north-south split will also bring the worst of the weather to Scotland and the north of England, with the worst of the weather likely over the southern UK.”
WXCharts weather maps show sub-zero temperatures in Scotland from next Tuesday, and frost and snow could reach as far south as Yorkshire or north-west England.
The Met Office also reports “winter rains” in early February.
What is the forecast of the Meteorological Department?
Light drizzle and fewer clouds are gradually clearing over southern Britain, being replaced by sunny skies in the central regions; feeling soft. Thunderstorms in some parts of Scotland, winter in the hills, early thunderstorms in the North East; Winds and showers are decreasing later.
Many areas dry up with clear rains, adding to the coolness at night. Frost will be quite widespread in rural southern, central and eastern regions, with dense fog in the south as well.
Strong and cold starts in many areas, fog dissipates in southern areas. The sky is cloudy and fresh air is spreading, with some rain in the west and north-west. soft afterwards.
Outlook from Saturday to Monday:
Sometimes variable with periods of rain extending from the west, these intersect with periods of cooler, drier. Strong winds often blow, with the risk of thunderstorms especially in the north.
What is the long term forecast?
31 January – 9 February
During this period, the weather is likely to be wetter than in recent days, with wind showers in the north and rain in the south, before clearing through the day on Monday. Will be Then in late January cloudy, dry weather is expected to return, while occasional rain and wind are likely in the north-west, with winter showers possible in the highlands in Scotland.
Moving into February, cloudy and largely settled weather is likely to last for most of the day, with some rain and wind at times in the far northwest. In general, temperatures are likely to be below average during this period, although it is possible for the north to be cooler than average for some time.
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