Met Office forecasts snow to lash UK in Scandinavian blast next week

It’s time to dig out the thermals, gloves and sledges as snow is expected to fall across the UK from as early as next weekend.

Weather forecasters predict an icy blast from Scandinavia will bring snow to the UK from the beginning of November – with conditions worsening as the month progresses.

Low pressure from the Atlantic will lead to a drop in temperatures – with freezing conditions falling from the top of the UK downwards.

Snow is expected to blanket parts of Scotland from early November, with the wintry weather then falling across other parts of the British Isles and Northern Ireland.

Freezing nights and chilly days are predicted as the wintry weather grips the nation.

The Met Office has issued their prediction for next month, stating: "For the remainder of November, it is likely to be a tale of (two) halves.

"The start of this period looks set to see high pressure dominate, bringing more settled (weather) than seen in recent times, particularly for the south with any wet and windy weather most likely to affect the north-west.

"Although confidence lowers toward the end of November, a return to unsettled autumnal weather is most likely, with showers or longer spells of rain and strong winds, interspersed with drier intervals.

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"Overall, temperatures are anticipated to be at or below average for this time of year."

Meanwhile, the BBC weather team have made similar predictions – suggesting wind and rain will inevitably turn to sleet and snow.

They predict: "Wet and windy for a while longer. Drier mid-month.

"The weather is looking unsettled into early November, particularly across the northern half of the UK.

"Low pressure areas will be driven eastwards over the north Atlantic and into the UK, depositing rainfall and ushering in blustery winds once again.

"Some of the showers over high ground in the north and west will fall as sleet, hail and occasionally snow."

Their forecasters have made their prediction after monitoring weather conditions elsewhere in Europe.

They state: ”The most likely outcome for mid-November is that a ridge of high pressure over Scandinavia and central Europe should shift westwards to sit over England and Wales, allowing for a drier pattern of weather here."

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