Snow is expected to fall in Sussex over the New Years, according to a new weather map.
New Years Eve was predicted to be the hottest on record as mild temperatures continue to sweep Sussex this month.
While the Met Office has suggested this should continue for the rest of 2021, more snow appears to be heading for the UK in January.
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A WXCharts weather map shows mercury is expected to drop to just -4C in the southeast over the next few weeks, as the Mirror reports.
Snow showers are expected to start falling around January 7 in Scotland and are expected to spread across the country to the south coast of England.
Between January 8 and 12, some regions, especially in the southeast, will see temperatures drop below zero.
The descent begins on January 9 with Scotland, the North East and parts of the South East showing -1C.
By January 10, Scotland and the south-east of England, including London, could experience lows of -4C.
At the same time, a generous blanket of snow will settle across the country.
Snow will follow a similar pattern, starting in Scotland around January 7th.
A downpour will gradually cover the country as it moves south-east.
The graphics show that the snow first settles on the heights around Yorkshire before covering a large area stretching from Edinburgh to Brighton.
Snow will cover the country in an almost straight line, skipping most of Wales and the southwest.
While much of the country could be under cover by early January, that will not disrupt.
The snow depth will remain negligible for the most part, reaching between 1 cm and 3 cm.
The highest totals are expected to be on the highest ground, but will not increase much relative to the rest of the country.
The Scottish Peaks in the Cairngorms range could see around 2 inches by the last end of the WXCharts forecast on January 12.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said temperatures are expected to return closer to normal for January after the mildness of late December.
â(After New Years Eve) there is a tendency for temperatures to return closer to normal,â he said.
“This is not surprising as the temperatures are well above average.”
He predicted colder temperatures and freezing for England and Scotland after the New Years.
Mr Snell added: “For this time of year if we see more open slots at night it poses a risk of frost, especially in the northern half of the UK.”
Despite officially being a ‘White Christmas’ with snow falling in small parts of the UK, the country is experiencing an unusually warm end of December.
Forecasters believe New Years Eve could be the hottest on record, with temperatures expected to reach 15C in parts of the country.
Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: âThe record is 14.8 Â° C on New Years Eve and that was in 2011.
“The temperatures appear to be 14 to 15 Â° C, so it’s possible that the temperatures are that value.”
Mr Dewhurst said the weather throughout the week will be “balmy”.
He added: “We’re going to see above average temperatures for the rest of the week across the country for this time of year.
“The average UK temperature at this time of year is expected to be around 7-8 Â° C.
“In the future, we’re aiming for highs of around 12-14C, locally maybe 15C in one or two places, so that will be well above average.”
Here is the outlook across Sussex for the next few days, according to the Met Office.
A bright and sunny start, but quickly deteriorating as a band of rain moves eastward across the region. The rain can be heavy at times, but it will soon dissipate eastward in the late afternoon. Windy. Maximum temperature 15C.
A cloudy but generally dry evening over the entire region. Keep windy and feel very gentle. Light drizzle possible early in the morning with return of rain towards dawn. Minimum temperature 12C.
An unstable day. Mainly cloudy with windy showers, although a few drier interludes are also possible. Stay gentle. Maximum temperature 14C.
Outlook from Friday to Sunday:
A few rain on Friday morning, but drier weather later in the day. Bright and windy throughout the weekend with strong windy showers possible, especially on Sunday. Feeling very soft.