Latest Met Office weather map and when winter conditions will strike as the temperature drops
Snow could hit parts of the UK this week as conditions are expected to be volatile throughout the weekend.
Temperatures dropped to single digits and some rural areas were below freezing on Monday evening.
The Met Office doesn’t confidently predict snowfall, but says wintery conditions are likely, especially in higher areas.
Sky Weather presenter Joanna Robinson said: “In terms of snowfall it is difficult to predict even a few days ahead, with conditions often marginal across the UK.
“Friday and Saturday seem much more volatile, with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow. Where snow falls, it is likely transient and confined to higher ground. “
What are the latest forecasts from the Met Office?
The Met Office predicts that many parts of the south will be “mostly cloudy but dry” on Wednesday.
There will be “weird drizzle spots in places but a few sunnier breaks too.”
“The rain in the northwest will gradually move south, followed by windier and colder weather with sunshine and windy showers,” the forecast says.
Rain will continue to spread south-east overnight and snow could fall over the Scottish Hills. Temperatures will be cold – between 1 and 4 ° C in the northern parts.
Thursday will be “a colder day almost everywhere, accentuated by strong winds”. Expect “plenty of sunny weather well inland, while the north-facing areas will see occasional windy showers punctuated with sunny intervals.”
For the outlook for Friday through Sunday, the Met Office said, “Rain is moving south on Friday followed by showers which will be wintry at times and continue through Saturday. Drier on Sunday. Very windy for a while, potentially disruptive gales.
Temperatures will be well below 5 ° C, but winds will make the temperature cooler, meaning those hats and scarves may need to get out of the closet.
What is the long term weather forecast in the UK?
The Met Office outlook for Sunday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 7 has a chance of snow, especially further north.
He says: “A calmer day Sunday with rain and strong winds emerging from the southeast followed by drier and brighter interludes but remaining cold with patchy frost and ice as well as snow over. the hills.
“Some scattered showers could affect the eastern coastal districts. Then becoming largely unstable during this period with rain and strong winds often coming from the west or northwest.
“Brighter and drier periods are likely, especially in the south and southeast. Wind with the risk of gales at times, especially in the North and North-West.
“Temperatures will be milder than recently in the south but will remain rather cold in the north with a risk of hill snow as well as frost and ice.”