Big chill on the way
Posted on: January 13, 2016
Heavy snowfall in the north of England and Scotland over the weekend signalled the end of the mild December weather, the Met Office has warned.
Nearly two centimetres of snow fell in southern Scotland on Saturday night. The snow also reached parts of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria as temperatures begin to return to the average for January.
Britain is preparing for a cold snap over the coming week, with snow expected in northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and ‘the odd flurry’ in London and the South East. Daytime temperatures aren’t likely to rise above 5°C. The Met Office has warned motorists of the risk of ice on roads.
Speaking to the Guardian, Mel Harrowsmith, head of civil contingencies at the Met Office, said:
“For many, the weather during the coming week is likely to be the first experience of winter, with either frost, wintry showers or even snow affecting many areas of the UK.”
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