Temperatures this week are expected to rise but the Met Office has warned the risk of snow for this winter has not passed. Freezing conditions are forecast to return to parts of the UK towards the end of the month, according to the Met Office. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said, despite the rise in temperatures next week, “we’ve certainly not had the last cold spell of winter”.
He told the Daily Star: “There are cold spells likely in the period from February 22 until March 10.
“We may see snow to low levels with nights below zero, although it’s too early to say how low temperatures will go.
“Spring might officially start on March 1 but there’s still potential cold ahead even in March.”
The latest weather models also forecast temperatures to nosedive towards the end of the month.
According to the latest chart which analyses the probability of snowfall, the white stuff appears more likely to crash into Britain towards the end of February.
The Met Office weather outlook for Monday 25 February to Monday 11 March warns of colder weather “with the potential for some snow to affect low levels”.
It reads: “Confidence is rather low during this period.
“We are likely to see occasional spells of wind and rain arriving from the Atlantic to affect the British Isles, although high pressure is also likely to be sat to our north or northeast and this should help to give plenty of settled weather too.
“The wet and windy conditions may arrive following a spell of drier and colder weather which may give some snowfall, most likely over high ground, but with the potential for some snow to affect low levels too.
“Temperatures are set to be around normal overall, but with some short term variations which bring a chance of much colder and milder spells.”
Leading bookmakers have slashed odds on snowfall across any major UK city next week to 1-2.
Coral’s John Hill said: “We’ve definitely not seen the last of snow this winter and the betting suggests many major cities in the UK could see the white stuff over the next few days.”
Published at Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:41:00 +0000