More snow to come
Author: Press Office
15:27 (UTC) on Mon 1 Feb 2021
This week will see wintry conditions continue across Scotland, and for a time across northern England. Cold air is expected to push south and west across the whole of the UK through the coming weekend.
A number of National Severe Weather warnings have been issued for snow and ice throughout the coming week.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “Rain will push into the South West of the UK on Monday evening, bringing some heavy rain for southern areas. As the weather front ‘bumps’ into colder air further north, the rain will turn to snow, and with up to 4 cm falling quite widely a snow and ice warning has been issued.
“5-10 cm could fall above 150m in Southern Scotland and northern England with the potential for 20 cm or more across the highest roads. As well as snow, a period of freezing rain is possible for parts of northern England.”
Further spells of snow, heavy at times, are expected to continue to affect parts of the far north of England and Scotland on Wednesday. Significant accumulations of 10 to 20 cm or more are possible over higher ground which could bring further disruption to travel.
The tussle of air masses over the UK continues this week and it looks like the cold air will be victorious... eventually— Met Office (@metoffice) February 1, 2021
⚠️This means the potential for more disruptive weather and there are a number of weather warnings in force⚠️
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Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said: “While the south of the UK hangs onto the milder air for much of this week as we approach the weekend, the area of low pressure responsible for the snow across the north of the UK will clear, allowing colder air to push south and west across much of the country.”
“Further snow is expected for most parts of Scotland on Friday, while Saturday will be cold for all.”
It is likely to stay chilly for much of the UK into next week with brisk easterly winds making it feel even colder. However, the weather is potentially drier than this week. Our 6-30 day forecast currently points to the likelihood of cold conditions continuing into mid-February.
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