Turning colder for this weekend

Official blog of the Met Office news team

This weekend an arctic maritime airmass will spread across the country bringing cold weather. Everyone will notice a change in the weather after the start of November was the second mildest on record.

On Friday the cold air will begin to spread southwards with showers falling as snow over high ground in the north and increasingly to lower levels here later. Furthermore, overnight Friday and into Saturday other areas of the UK, especially the east, could see some snow showers, with accumulations possible, even to low levels. At the moment details of exactly where the heaviest snow will be is uncertain as the weather system hasn’t developed yet.

Pressure chart for midnight Saturday 21st November 2015 Pressure chart for midnight Saturday 21st November 2015

By Saturday the cold air will be in place across all parts of the UK with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers likely, with any settling only likely to be temporary…

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