Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020

UK cold weather forecast: Arctic blast to smash Britain with SNOW – latest charts

BBC Weather said the high pressure area over northern Scandinavia and the European Arctic will barrel into Britain, leading to prolonged periods of heavy downpours. East Wales, Exmoor and the West Midlands have been put on flood alert, according to the latest BBC Weather forecast until Sunday, October 11.

Eastern parts of the UK have been warned to expect “very high rainfall totals”.

While Scotland has been warned of snow, with “wintry showers” and the threat of frost set to hit.

Forecasters said cloud and rain “will keep temperatures near or below average, with western areas especially cool, due to the northerly winds”.

BBC Weather said: “Some of the wettest autumn weather in the country often develops when high pressure prevents Atlantic low pressure areas from moving eastwards across northern Europe.

“Instead, they slow down and dip south as they approach the UK, stalling over us and leading to prolonged spells of heavy rain.

“As we are seeing at the moment, areas of low pressure often stall across the southern half of the country and northern France.“This means that the wettest weather can affect areas that often miss the heaviest rainfall.

“We saw this last November, when a similar weather event to this weekend produced a severe flood in Sheffield.

“This weekend east Wales, Exmoor and the West Midlands looks most at risk from some flooding.

“All this cloud and rain will keep temperatures near or below average, with western areas especially cool, due to the northerly winds.

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”Snow risk maps from Netweather suggest an increased chance of wintry conditions this coming weekend also in some parts of Scotland.”

According to the latest charts – there is a small chance of snowfall in parts of Scotland in the very early hours of Saturday morning.

It comes after weather warnings for rain across parts of Wales and England were extended as the UK’s wet weekend continued into the week.

As the Met Office issued warnings not seen since March, some places in Somerset and Hampshire have been hit by more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 42 hours.

 

The amber warning in place in Wales, the West Midlands and into western parts of southern England, was due to expire at 6am – but was extended until midday.

The Met Office said in the 42 hours running up to 6pm on Saturday, there had been 116mm of rain at Blackpitts Gate.

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