Winter makes a brief return

19 January 2010

A train travels through winter terrainA short-lived spell of wintry conditions is expected across parts of the UK, with sleet or snow in some southern areas for a time.

Rain is predicted to turn to sleet and snow as it moves north and east and meets colder air during Tuesday night and for a time on Wednesday.

Parts of south Wales, the Midlands and southern England could see a covering of snow with several centimetres possible. The snow could also reach south-east England, with the London area likely to be on the edge of the wintry weather.

Eddy Carroll, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, says: "This brief spell of snow could cause some travel disruption before the weather turns less cold again."

Heavy rain on Thursday, coupled with thawing snow and ice in northern regions of the UK, could lead to localised flooding. The weekend is expected to be mainly fine and dry for many.

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Last updated: 21 April 2011