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14th Oct 2023

UK set for first snow of winter as warm weather comes to an end

Remember just last weekend when we had the hottest October day on record, well forget it

The UK could be faced with snow this weekend.

Despite a ridiculously warm few weeks of unexpected weather, the Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning across England and Wales meaning we could see some very heavy rain, cooler weather, and perhaps even some snow, to welcome us into these frostbit months.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker, said: “As we head through the second half of this week, cold air will push southwards across the country and there is a risk that showers over mountains of Scotland could turn wintry.

“By the weekend we expect all regions of the UK to be in the cold air mass and overnight frosts are possible.”

Yup, you read that correct. If you’re living in Scotland you might get snow.

Spokesman, Grahame Madge, explained to Sky News that: “On Wednesday night, there may potentially be some frosts and much colder than average conditions, which might be a shock for northern parts of Britain because we’ve had this relatively warm air across most of the UK.

“We’re saying there is a significant rain warning from 9pm on Thursday through to midnight on Friday, and we can expect 20 to 30mm in some places in a couple of hours.”

On the Met Office website, it says: “For most of us it’s usually pretty exciting to see snow in the UK, because it doesn’t happen all that often.

“The reason for this is that we are surrounded by relatively warm seas, which can often keep our temperatures up.”

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