UK weather: Snow, sleet and strong winds this week 

UK weather: Snow, sleet and strong winds this week 

UK weather: Snow, sleet and strong winds this week 

Tomorrow will see snow blasting Scotland with the rest of the UK facing the winter weather at the weekend as cold air from the north blows across the country. 

Freezing cold temperatures and severe winds will accompany the snow set to fall this week. 

On Wednesday, snow is forecast to hit Scotland in areas above 600m but this cold weather will spread to lower levels on Thursday morning as more icy air blows in from the arctic. 

By Friday, the Met Office has warned the weather will turn colder and more unsettled. 

UK snow forecast

Scotland has yellow warnings in place for strong winds on Friday and the rest of the UK has yellow warnings for Saturday – with potential for severe gales in the west. 

Sky’s weather presenter Joanna Robinson said: “There is still some uncertainty on exactly where the strongest winds will be, but gusts could reach 50-60mph quite widely, with 70-80mph possible in some northern coastal areas.

“It will feel raw in the strong northerly winds.

“In terms of snow, it’s challenging to forecast even just a few days ahead, with often marginal conditions across the UK.

“Friday and Saturday look much more unsettled, with a mix of rain, sleet and snow. Where snow does fall, it is likely to be transient and confined to higher ground.”

Saturday’s temperatures look like they will be around 4-6C but it’s likely to feel a lot colder due to the winds. 

Sunday and Monday next week looks set for frost with daytime temperatures looking to be around 6-7C. 

UK flooding 2021

The Met Office has added the UK is likely to have a wetter winter over the next few months and households are being told to prepare for the risk of flooding. 

A Met Office Outlook shows there is an above-average chance of the winter being wetter than normal over the three months from November to January – with the wetter conditions most likely in January 2022 and beyond.


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