UK set for early taste of winter

23 November 2010

Frost covered trees and a foggy road Colder weather will take hold across the UK as we head through this week with snow showers becoming increasingly likely across eastern Scotland and north-east England through the second half of the week.

Met Office forecasters have issued an Advisory for parts of eastern England and Scotland, where snow showers to become frequent in places giving localised accumulations of 2-5 cm of snow inland with 10 cm or more on high ground. There is a lower risk of snow extending further west into the Midlands and east Wales.

The change will also see the return of overnight frosts as temperatures fall well below freezing in the north by night and struggle to reach much above 3 or 4 °C by day.

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Eddie Carroll said: "The cold weather is clearly on its way this week and the public are advised to stay up to date with the forecast to make sure they have the latest information regarding the coming weather."

Risk of Snow Thursday 25 November 2010

Throughout the winter months, Met Office Forecasters will be based at the Highways Agency's National Traffic Control Centre, providing information on weather conditions across the motorway and trunk road network.

Drivers are reminded that they should carry out simple vehicle checks before they set out; carry a severe weather emergency kit in their vehicles; monitor the traffic and weather conditions and plan their journeys.

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Last updated: 21 April 2011