There is an increased risk of “severe wintry weather” later this month, forecasters have warned. Meteorologist Clare Nasir of the Met Office said: “The combination of lower pressure high tides and also some strong winds across Scotland will result in further coastal overtopping particularly across the southwest and the Orkney Islands. We will see more showers which will turn wintry over the highest ground.”
It does look as though we may get colder weather coming through, the latest weather charts suggest.
Whether that’s a prolonged slightly colder spell or much colder spells within that is still to be determined.
According to the latest WXCharts, which looks at the minimum temperature across the country, this weekend the mercury is expected to fall below freezing.
The charts show the whole of the country with temperatures 0C or lower during the early hours of Sunday morning.
While the winter has so far been relatively mild for much of the UK, a high pressure system will see temperatures drop this weekend, dropping to temperatures below zero.
The freezing temperatures come in the wake of Storm Brendan, which brought destruction leaving 1,000 homes without power on Monday.
Unfortunately, forecasters have warned that further downpours are set to come, with up to 40mm of rain.
Storm Brendan also caused flights to be canceled at both Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, adding to the ongoing travel nightmare.
The Met Office outlook for Friday to Sunday warns of “sunshine and heavy showers Friday, some with hail and wintry on hills.”
It adds: “Scattered showers in north and east Saturday, mainly dry, sunny elsewhere and widely Sunday. Colder with night frosts.”
Conditions are not expected to be anywhere near the so-called Beast from the East weather system from Siberia which brought parts of UK to a virtual standstill in late February and early March 2018.
The torturous weather system caused heavy snow and extremely cold temperatures caused severe travel disruption and left 17 people dead.
Published at Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:01:00 +0000