Britain expected to see first winter snow next week as cold front approaches

Within a matter of days, Britain could see its first snowfall of the winter season, according to one weather forecaster.

A cold front from the Atlantic is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds which add to the possibility of thunderstorms.

According to MetDesk, November 13 will be the first day parts of Britain will see snowflakes falling.

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NetWeather's latest forecasts suggests that a 35% chance of snow falling today (November 3) across areas in Scotland, as MetDesk predicts that snow could indeed drop down into Northern England.

Stephen Dixon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, was less bullish on the expectance of snow this early as he said there was no “signal beyond what we’d normally expect for this time of year in terms of snowfall”.

He continued: “There will be an ongoing chance later in the month that any showers could fall as snow for a time in the north, with the high ground most likely to see the highest of any accumulations.”

Despite the heavy rain and gusts the UK has already experienced, the Met Office predicts that temperatures continue to remain above average into November.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast says that while temperatures will continue to be warmer than usual for this time of year, the weather will begin to get colder and rainier next week.

It said: “Changeable and unsettled conditions are likely to continue on Monday with bands of showers and rain interspersed with clearer periods, moving in a northeastwards direction across the country.

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“Further into the week, unsettled conditions likely to remain particularly in the north and west, bringing showers or longer periods of rain. The southeast is likely to remain dry and brighter throughout the period.

“Strong winds are expected at times across much of the UK, especially in the west and north with a risk of gales.

“Unsettled conditions are expected to continue at first, bringing showers and longer spells of rain, heavy in places, across much of the UK.

“As we move towards mid-November, conditions are likely to settle, potentially bringing colder, drier weather especially for the north and west."


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