Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2019

UK weather warning: October set to be coldest on record -Britain braces for snow THIS WEEK | Weather | News

While the UK is this week expected to be lashed with “relentless winds” and rain, forecasts for the weekend say snow is likely in the north of England and Scotland. Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on this month being the “coldest October ever” from 10/11 to just 1/2. The betting company’s spokesman Alex Apati said: “It’s snow joke.

“We’re expecting this to go down as the coldest October ever.”

On Monday morning the mercury plummeted to -4.8C in Tulloch Bridge in northern Scotland.

A shock chart from Net Weather shows there is an 80 percent chance of snowfall in parts of the north and a 90 percent chance in Scotland on Saturday.

But before regions are blanketed in snow, downpours and gusts of wind are expected across the UK.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said this winter could see “snow after snow” due to weather systems from the Atlantic clashing with “cold stagnated air over the UK”.

In their long range forecast for next weekend, the Met Office predicts “unsettled and perhaps very windy conditions could extend across much of the UK”.

They also said the last week of the month, from Sunday October 27 to Saturday November 2 , will bring dry spells and more settled conditions overall.

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“There will probably be some marked variations in temperature across the UK but more often below average in the north and above average in the south.

“However, the more settled spells could bring colder conditions more widely at times, accompanied by night frosts.

Steven Keats, a meteorologist at the Met Office, told The Sun parts of Northern Ireland would see temperatures drop to -3C on Monday and the north and northeast regions would be down -2C and -3C.

“There will be some chilly mornings to watch out for – and some frost as well,” he said.

“By Tuesday it will be around a high of 10C in Northern Scotland and about 15C or so in the south.

“Nights will be chilly and there will be more overnight frost.”


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