UK weather: Arctic blast to bring snow to Britain for Friday 13th

Met Office predicts snow showers across most of the UK on Friday


Arctic blast to bring snow and gales to Britain this week

Friday the 13th could be set to be an unlucky day - at least as far as the weather goes.

An Arctic blast is reportedly set to bring widespread frost, snow showers and gales, with temperatures dipping below freezing.

A change in the wind by the start of Friday the 13th will blow in snow showers to the north of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North York Moors, and possibly Norfolk. As the week progresses parts of the South East will also start to see wintry showers.

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Temperatures will drop from Wednesday in the north of the country, and there'll be snow showers across the UK from Friday, says the Met Office.

Arctic blast to bring snow and gales to Britain this week

A Met Office spokesman said: "From Wednesday to Friday, it'll be windy throughout, with gales in the north and east. On Wednesday it'll become significantly colder from the north, with wintry showers here, the showers becoming more widespread later.

"Friday and Saturday will see sunshine and snow showers across Britain, the showers probably heaviest and most frequent in the north and northwest. It'll be cold and windy with coastal gales, and frost is likely overnight.

"Conditions are expected to become more changeable during Sunday and early next week, with rain and possible hill snow pushing west to east across the country.

"However, the northwest is likely to see most of the rain, with further gales, whilst the southeast could see some more settled weather taking hold.

"Later next week confidence is low, but signs point towards a continuation of this northwest to southeast split, with the most unsettled weather affecting north-western parts, and a relatively more settled theme elsewhere, albeit with a risk of frost and freezing fog."

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