UK WINTER WEATHER FORECAST: SNOW WILL FALL IN THE UK AS THE TEMPERATURE FALLS BELOW ZERO.
PARTS OF THE UK have been buried in snow today, ahead of a cold wave expected to slam the country within a week.
Mountain hikers in Scotland are braving stronger winds and blizzards, while temperatures across the UK have plummeted from September’s abnormally warm temperatures. It comes as forecasters predict a cold front will hit the UK as October begins, ushering in a more typical autumn.
Hikers described snow on the peak of Ben Nevis, “but extremely soft and shallow,” in addition to photos taken from the mountain.
“It’s too early for snow right now,” some social media users observed, while others noted that the mountains are “unusually cold.”
“It’s pretty early for snow, it’s extremely cold,” Christian Howell, who climbed Lochnagar, said on his Mountain Guide page Walk Glencoe.
“I didn’t think we’d see snow for a couple more weeks.”
“It caught me off guard; you’d anticipate it on Ben Nevis, but not at 900 meters.”
“It was a cold and rainy day, and when the snow stopped falling, the rain began to fall again.”
According to WXCharts maps, snow will begin to fall in Scotland on Friday.
Around one cm of snow per hour will fall just south of Inverness starting at 6 a.m.
Snowfall is predicted to end before midday on Friday, then resume about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
However, rain will continue to fall across much of the UK throughout the week, with Wednesday being the only day without rainfall of up to 10mm per hour.
The Met Office’s Simon Partridge predicts that Wednesday will be the “best day of the week,” with plenty of sunshine and highs of 15 degrees Celsius.
“This week, the adjective ‘unsettled’ definitely fits,” he remarked.
“It’s going to be a beautiful autumn day.
“Our normal maximum temperature for south-east England at this time of year is only about 17 or 18C, so we’re right on track.
“We’ve become accustomed to temperatures that are greater than usual; we’ve just returned to reality.”
“Even before the weekend’s cold front, this week is projected to become highly active over the UK,” Mary Gilbert, an AccuWeather meteorologist, told This website.
“A powerful storm is expected to hit Ireland and the United Kingdom later this week, bringing strong to near-gale-force winds.”
“Winds of this magnitude can be regionally harmful in nature, resulting in tree damage and. “Brinkwire Summary News.”