Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office

Pauline Gross
February 22, 2018

Phil Garner, forecaster at Weatherquest, said the weather front had picked up its dramatic moniker as it is made up of cold air from Siberia which has made its way across eastern Europe. The Met Office does not say how long it expects the cold weather to last but expects temperatures have not hit as low levels since 2013.

When the wind chill is taken into account temperatures will be around -4C on Sunday.

The Met Office is warning of much colder weather to come over the next few days as high pressure begins to dominate, allowing an easterly flow to bring in cold air from Eastern Europe over the weekend.

"Interestingly, the stratosphere has warmed significantly above the North Pole, an event known as sudden stratospheric warming, which is linked with low temperatures and cold easterly winds across the United Kingdom".

This has been described as record-breaking cold polar continental air and it is looking to be one of the most extreme examples of its kind in years.

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'Through next week it is likely to become even colder with strong easterly winds, bringing an increasing threat of snow showers.

The UK forecasters say there is a risk of "significant snow" from "every direction".

At the beginning of March, it is expected to remain cold with more unsettled weather expected towards the end of the month.

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He said: "The cold weather will make itself known through the weekend".

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