UK weather: Exact date snow will fall this month after -7 weekend 3 months ago

UK weather: Exact date snow will fall this month after -7 weekend

The country has endured one of the coldest weekends of winter so far

Britain could experience snow as early as Thursday , as temperatures look set to remain low across the country.

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Over the weekend, temperatures dropped to -7C in some places and the cold weather shows no sign of letting up, with the Met Office warning that the the East, South East and South West regions of the country will all experience cold weather until Wednesday 26 January.

Chief meteorologist for Weathertrending John Hammond told the Sun : "Briefly on Thursday a pulse of Arctic air will clip some northern and eastern areas, bringing some wintry showers to the Scottish mountains and perhaps the highest parts of northern England."

Mr Hammond added: "There are signs of a more lively start to February - it looks wetter and windier at times than for much of the previous month.

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"We may see colder weather start to make more definite inroads from the north through the early days of the new month, turning some of that rain to snow."

Frosty scenes like this won't be going away just yet (credit: Getty)

The Met Office has forecast snow in the UK for the beginning of February, saying: "High pressure is expected to be near or across the UK to start with, before gradually declining southwards further into February.

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"This means that, especially at first, the generally settled conditions will prevail with bright or sunny spells. There is still the increased likelihood of frost and fog, the fog lingering all day in places.

"Later in February, it is likely to turn more changeable in the north, with outbreaks of rain and stronger winds.

"There is an increased chance of these pushing further south at times, though settled conditions are most likely to persist here.

"Temperatures are expected to be slightly above average overall, particularly in the north. Some colder interludes are still likely though, bringing a risk of occasional snow, most likely over northern hills."

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The UK Health Security Agency has urged people to check neighbours are safe, especially in parts of England which will experience their coldest temperatures of the winter so far.

Agostinho Sousa, a consultant at the agency, said: "Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

"Remind vulnerable relatives and neighbours to heat their home to at least 18C - particularly if they have reduced mobility, are 65 or older, or have a health condition. Should they need to go outside, it's important for them to wear shoes with a good grip."

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