The Met Office forecasts snow as temperatures plunge quickly in the coming days – to freezing in and around Aberdeen – largely due to a sudden change in wind direction
Snow is predicted to fall in the UK within a matter of days, according to new Met Office forecasts.
Temperatures are plunging rapidly across the UK this week as autumn, which has been mild for many, quickly becomes winter. Although the meteorological season doesn’t officially start until December 1, forecasters believe snow will fall this Saturday as a result of yet another low pressure moving our way. WX weather charts show temperatures will drop to below freezing in the next few days across Scotland.
Speaking in a YouTube video today, the Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “For the start of Saturday, we keep the cold conditions at first across parts of Central and Eastern Scotland, so there will be a touch of frost in the northeast of Scotland and some snowflakes over the hills and mountains, as the rain bumps into into that cold air.”
The wintry flakes will fall before 8am on Saturday and will largely fall as rain thereafter. Most of the UK will experience rainfall on Saturday, with heavy downpours predicted in some areas of the south of England. The Met Office is so concerned that it has issued a yellow weather warning, which covers London, southeast England, southwest England and Wales.
The Met Office website says: “A spell of rain, heavy at times, will move east across southern parts of England and the south of Wales during Thursday. 10-20 mm of rain falling widely with 30-40 mm possible near the south coast of England and over east facing hills. Strong winds, gusting 50 mph near coasts, will accompany the rain, with a small chance of gusts reaching 60 mph for the Isles of Scilly and west of Cornwall.”
The Mirror reported this week forecasters understand blizzards will be more prevalent by the end of next week. Further “wintry blasts” are likely before Christmas, it is understood.
Jo Farrow, Netweather forecaster, wrote on the service’s blog today: “Gradually as the frontal rain pushes across to the North Sea and over SE Britain in the afternoon, the blustery winds will veer more to the southwest.There could be brief glimpses of brightness but overall there will be a lot of cloud post-front, further outbreaks of rain and heavy showers from the west. It is a messy forecast picture for Sunday with variable amounts of cloud, outbreaks of rain and showers in the flow around the low.”