More snow and freezing temperatures to hit UK

Ruth Doherty
Snow In England As Temperatures Remain Low
Snow In England As Temperatures Remain Low

UK weather forecasters have warned there'll be little respite from the snow and freezing temperatures over the next few days.

The Met Office still has yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in place for North East England, Yorkshire and Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West England, and London and South East England.

The warning reads: "Snow accumulations of 1cm to 3cm are also possible in places, mainly above 150 with perhaps 8cm over the North York Moors."

According to the Mirror, Simon Partridge, forecaster at The Met Office, said: "On Thursday and Friday temperatures will get as low as 2C (35.6C). With the cool winds as well, that will feel like minus 4C (24.8F), and any showers will fall as snow."

And Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, told Aol Travel: "The cold spell we have first came from North West Canada and then winds veered to the north and the flow has been from the Arctic.

"As pressure builds from the north over the coming few days a fresh north east wind will develop over southern Britain with an increasing wind chill on Thursday and Friday. Some rain, sleet and wet snow showers also moving off the North Sea further inland over eastern Britain, but any snow accumulations small and mainly over hills. There will be icy conditions on Thursday night though."

Looking further ahead, Leon added: "This weekend and next week high pressure will dominate our weather. This will bring dry weather. Initially, though, this weekend there will be a chilly north wind over eastern Britain.

"By the middle of next week pressure will build right across the UK and winds will become light, but there's risk of overnight fog and a lot of low cloud trapped under temperature inversions. Consequently temperatures may struggle by day where low cloud and mist/fog persists, but cloud cover will also limit overnight frosts.

"Frost may become more widespread later next week with clearer skies more likely. Temperatures in general around average next week."

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