Snow will blanket Britain EXACTLY on this date, according to the latest projection.
According to the latest weather maps, snow is predicted to begin falling over the United Kingdom, as the recent advent of cold temperatures has many people reaching for the thermostat.
Temperatures are rapidly decreasing across the country, with lows in the single digits for the first time since last winter. Forecasters predict that they will continue to oscillate until mid-October, when they will settle into seasonal patterns. While the south will see ordinary temperatures, the north will experience bitter cold and, finally, snow.
Northerners will have to deal with a wandering polar vortex, according to the Met Office.
Initially, the vortex will bring wind and rain to the area before becoming more widespread.
Snow is expected to fall as the country transitions to autumn between late October and early November, according to forecasts.
By October 24, weather maps show the first hints of snowfall.
WXCharts winter overviews show a small dusting of snow, about 1cm deep, about north of Cardiff.
At the same time, snow showers will emerge further north, bringing snow to the peaks of Snowdonia.
The same maps reveal some widespread coverage over Loch Lomond on Scotland’s east coast.
The first snowflakes would hit high ground, according to Greg Dewhurst, a senior Met Office meteorologist.
More mountainous areas, particularly the summits of Scotland, are likely to receive snow as the months change.
Charts indicate a smattering of snow throughout the Cairngorms mountain range about north of Dundee between October 25 and 27.
Temperatures may also usher in a “white Halloween” on October 31, according to forecasts.
Mr Dewhurst said that low-lying places are “unlikely” to see any of this.
The polar vortex is being blamed by meteorologists for the unusual weather.
The Arctic Circle is home to the vortex, which is a swirling mass of frigid air.
Extreme winds of 155 mph hold it in place over the region, but the stratosphere is warming, slowing it down.
According to John Hammond, a seasoned forecaster, rising temperatures are preventing the projected intensification in late October.
The “extraordinary weakening” might have an impact on British weather from mid-autumn to early-winter, raising the risk of a severe cold.
The agreement isn’t shared by bookmakers, who see the warm start to October as a sign of things to come.
The odds for a “record hot” October this year have been lowered by Coral.
They presently offer a 2-1 chance that the month will close with above-average temperatures rather than a looming chill.
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