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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
James Rodger

Met Office latest snow forecast as temperatures could dip across UK

Snow could fall across some parts of the UK next week. It comes as the Met Office has released its forecast for the next few days and say there is a potential for some snow.

The meteorologists have released a medium to long-term outlook for February. Following a cold snap in January, further cold temperatures could be seen across the UK, causing a dusting of snow.

Birmingham Live reports the Met Office has hinted at snowfall between February 6 and 15. They said: "A small chance of very cold conditions and snow showers moving in from the east."

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The Met Office continued in its outlook: "However, most likely is a resumption of wetter, windier and milder weather from the west after a few days of cold conditions." The warning for the snow comes after a bitingly cold spell in the Midlands.

At times last month, parts of the UK experienced bone-chilling temperatures as low as minus ten. Looking into the second half of February, the Met Office once again is forecasting cold spells as the UK faces shivering into the third month of the year. Looking ahead from February 16 to March 2, the Met Office urged Brits to prepare.

"This period is likely to be characterised by changeable weather, with unsettled and windy conditions, especially in the northwest," the forecasters said. "The best of the settled conditions in the east and southeast." In its outlook, the Met Office forecasters then added: "Temperatures likely average or slightly milder than average, with a chance of short-lived colder spells."

Advanced modelling on WXCharts maps showed the new snow front could hit Northern Ireland and Scotland next week - before hitting England. Major cities including Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen were also forecasted to expect flurries. WXCharts showed the areas which could see the worst of the blizzard, including the Midlands and northern England.

The Met Office's Dan Stroud told the Daily Star yesterday, Wednesday, February 2: “Occasional rain tomorrow (Wednesday, February 1) will become more widespread across northern Britain, perhaps with 5-15mm (falling) quite widely. However, some hills and mountains may see 25-50mm. A further pulse of rain is expected Thursday (February 2), again this mainly affecting North West Scotland, perhaps giving an additional 100mm by the end of the day on Thursday over hills and mountains."


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