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31st Oct 2023

Met Office gives dates when snow will hit as UK set for ‘increasingly wintery’ November

Charlie Herbert

Met Office gives dates when snow will hit as UK set for 'increasingly wintery' November

Winter is coming

The UK could be hit with snow and wintry weather as early as November this winter, according to the Met Office.

After a summer with no sun, we’ve been treated to an abnormally warm temperatures this autumn.

Then, things got very wet as the country was hit by Storm Babet and heavy downpours, with Storm Ciarán on the way.

Now, a Met Office forecaster has revealed what we can expect from the upcoming winter months, and whether we might see any snow falling.

According to the Met Office, Brits could be hit with some “increasingly wintry” weather through “late November.”

Locate the cold weather gear and the windscreen scraper. You have been warned.

Whilst snow is predicted “mainly on high ground in the north,” you southerners can probably guess what is heading your way – rain, and the potential for more flooding.

Chris Almond, the Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, told The Mirror: “As would often be expected in late November, some of the precipitation is likely to turn increasingly wintry, mainly on high ground in the north.

“Winds associated with Storm Ciarán are likely to gust to 80mph along the south coast of England, with a small risk of somewhere exposed seeing 90mph, and winds could even gust up to 50 or 60 mph further inland.

“This deep low-pressure system will also bring heavy rain to much of the UK, but the heaviest rain is expected in southern and western areas with 20 to 25mm quite widely across the region but up to 40 to 60mm potentially over higher ground.

“Heavy and persistent rain will fall onto already saturated ground bringing a risk of further impacts such as flooding in areas that are already struggling to clean up from the heavy rainfall we have seen over the last week or so.”

With temperatures set to drop in the coming days, some areas could see snow earlier than forecast. In northern and high ground, the mercury could plummet below 0C, meaning frost and ice in the morning.

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