Snow to hit within days as Atlantic jet stream set to bash Britain all month

Snow is set to hit Britain within days as an Atlantic jet stream is expected to lash the country all month.

According to the Met Office, wintry conditions will descend on the UK from Sunday (January 8), after a recent mild spell.

The forecaster has issued its predictions for the remainder of the month and has anticipated windy weather which will strike across the country – particularly in the west.

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Snow, when it does arrive, is likely to be restricted to higher ground with the north of the country and Scotland most affected.

Met Office meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin said: “A westerly regime is most likely for the UK in the first part of January, which means wet and windy conditions for many.

"Rain or showers will often be heaviest and most frequent in the west and northwest but areas further south and east are by no means immune.

“Temperatures are expected to be near or above average overall, with any sleet or snow most likely restricted to high ground in the north."

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She continued: “Towards the middle of the month there are some indications that the jet stream will weaken, which may be related to current and upcoming patterns of thunderstorm activity in the tropics.

"This may well lead to less unsettled conditions developing for a time, with an increased chance of colder, drier spells for many parts of the UK, although there aren’t currently any significant signs of long-lasting cold weather.”

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