Snow to fall in London by Wednesday

Winter weather Jan 17th 2016

Londoners could wake to snow this week as weather forecasters warn of sub-zero conditions reaching the capital by Wednesday.

After a cold start to Tuesday, freezing weather is likely to spread to the North East, Midlands and North London by the middle of the week.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and says: "Rain seems likely to turn to sleet and snow in places during Wednesday night across parts of Central and Southern England, before gradually easing and clearing away southeastwards on Thursday morning.

"Some places will see rain or sleet rather than snow but at least for some of the higher ground, and more locally at lower elevations, there may be a cover of snow - perhaps a few centimetres locally."

Speaking to The Guardian, forecaster Mark Wilson said there is "definitely some risk of snow" on Wednesday and "people should wrap up warm."

Meanwhile, forecaster Leon Brown at The Weather Channel says that snow is expected on Thursday morning.

"In Central London there could be some sleet mixed in, but over the Chilterns and Berkshire Downs some wet snow is likely with 1 or 2cm on the grass," he says.

"Thursday will be a rather cold day for South East of England with light rain and a little sleet through much of the day."

Mr Brown adds that it will become frosty and icy on Thursday night to Friday morning before a windy and mild weekend.

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