Parts of the United Kingdom could see snowfall as the country faces its first frost of the season with temperatures as low as 26F.
The last of the weekend’s heavy rain, followed by gusty winds of up to 25 mph, cleared through Monday after more than half a month’s rainfall fell in some parts over the weekend giving way to plunging temperatures by the end of the week.
Brits woke up to a chilly Wednesday morning after clear skies last night meant temperatures plunged as low as 28F (2C) in Oxfordshire.
Daytime temperatures in parts of the Pennines could sink as low as 41F (5C) later in the week, colder than the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, where daytime highs of about 45F (7C) are expected.
Meanwhile, the Met Office is predicting snow will fall in parts of Scotland with more anticipated later this month.
Meteorologist Helen Roberts of the Met Office asked if there would be snow from midnight tonight – the answer was there would be, with some warnings, but that it wouldn’t be continuous.
She said there’ll be showers on and off, over the very highest parts of the Cairngorms and probably also parts of central and south Highlands, but that they would be focused for the time being on just the highest peaks.
Helen Roberts said it’s likely there would be more snow later this month.
As the week progresses, Brits will have to wrap up on Bonfire night as forecasters have predicted temperatures will fall below freezing, with temperatures possibly going as low as 26F (-3C) in southern parts of England.
Aidan McGiven, from the Met Office, said that there would be plenty of bright weather around throughout Wednesday although not entirely sunny in many places.
He said there will be further showers as well and it would feel cold especially around the coast and under any cloud cover, and that there will be wind coming from the north with temperatures below average across the board and it’s been a frosty start in areas already and it will continue to feel cold.
He said the winds have shifted course slightly so they’re seeing several more showers coming into the North Sea coast and a cluster of clouds arriving from the North Sea, so it’s going to remain mostly cloudy across parts of central and southern England.
This is pretty typical weather for this time of the year, and our changing seasons are beautiful, and we have some of the most wonderful images of our English countryside here, and do we have to be told to wrap up when it gets cold?
Our chilly Guy Fawkes night is nothing like I remember back in the ’70s and ’80s, and I can remember when the snow came I would have to go to school in Wellington boots because the snow was up to my knees, but not anymore, and since when has frost been anything out of the ordinary?
Bonfire night is always usually cold, and I can remember watching fireworks in a friend’s garden as a child, wrapped up in a coat, mittens, hat and scarf, with a numb, frozen face, it’s hardly something new that we have frost in November.
In other words, it’s winter folks and we all expect it to be cold, but I thought the world was warming up according to climate activists. It must be a shock to them that November gets cold and it’s been like that for a pretty long time.