UK weather forecast map: Exact date snow will hit UK – latest maps and Met Office forecast
UK weather: Charts show high probability of snow across Europe
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Snow risks maps show the UK is likely to see some flurries before the month is out. And while Scotland will take the brunt of the wintry conditions, some parts of England and Wales will also see a smattering towards the latter end of November. The forecast comes as the UK has been battered with some extreme winds and heavy downpours this November, although temperatures have remained mild.
This trend is forecast to continue for the next week and into December, which could scupper the hopes of those hoping to see snow soon.
The latest Met Office forecast from November 13 to 17 is a mild one, they predict “dry and quiet weather for many.”
Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan told Express.co.uk: “Temperatures look like they will be slightly above average for the UK for the next couple of weeks. Any snow chances are going to be very limited and brief.”
But weather maps from NetWeather reveal there is a strong chance of snow for some parts of the UK towards the end of November – and pinpoints the exact date it’ll hit.
The UK snow risk charts show Scotland will see some snow on Sunday, November 21, mostly on high ground.
But this weather front will sweep southwards on Monday, November 22 where some areas such as the North Pennines will see up to an 80 percent risk of snow in the early hours.
Parts of Wrexham, Shrewsbury and Sheffield could also see a smattering in the early hours, with the charts showing a 35 to 60 percent chance of some snow on this date.
You can see from the maps below and above where and what time this freezing front will hit.
The Met Office forecast in the days leading to November 26 “there is a possibility of a trend towards colder conditions,” with “a low risk of wintry showers in the north.”
But Mr Morgan added: “At the moment any snow looks like it will just be across the high ground in Scotland, there’s nothing widespread signalled at the moment for the rest of November.”
“There may well be some brief cold interludes, it’s not going to be entirely mild, but we certainly are not expecting any widespread snow.”
Could there be snow this December?
As we head into the festive period many will be dreaming of a white Christmas.
Mr Morgan said: “As we would generally expect as we go into the winter months the risks of snow do increase across the whole of the UK.
“But there’s certainly nothing out of the ordinary anticipated and any widespread snow at this range is very difficult to predict in terms of the timings of it.
“But the longer-term forecast is for temperatures to most likely be above average, so even into December the risk of snow is not expected to be widespread or particularly disruptive.”
Long-range forecasts are notoriously difficult to predict so we may see a cold snap hit in time for December 25.
The Met Office has said it can accurately forecast if snow is likely to fall on Christmas Day up to five days beforehand.
So those in hope of snow this Christmas will have to wait until December 20 for an accurate snow forecast.
The chances of snow will increase as we near 2022.
According to Met Office February is the snowiest month of the year, on average it snows for 5.6 days in February in the UK.
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