U.K. weather: Thick snow, brutal winds and wintry showers forecasted in several parts of U.K.

Published on : Monday, March 15, 2021

Britain is preparing for another powerful cold blast with snow expected to hit parts of the United Kingdom. The temperatures will drop well below freezing in some areas as the weather takes another turn. The thick layered snow already blanketed parts of the North over the weekend, with parts of the Yorkshire Dales completely covered.

The forecasters warn Brits should prepare to be hit with more unsettled weather – with the possibility of brutal winds, wintry showers and bitterly cold temperatures.

Scotland’s coldest winter for 10 years is expected to drag on thanks to a 2,000-mile ‘Arctic dome’ of cold air bringing a three-week ‘polar spring’. Brian Gaze at Weather Outlook warned it could plunge to lows of -5C in Scotland, with other areas of the UK averaging 0C. Northerly winds will bring freezing air and the potential for “snow showers”.

According to Netweather, Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester are all set for potential snow this week.

It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the south east reaching between -3C and -5C. And London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters warn.

The Met Office has said temperatures could be much colder than average in the south, particularly the south east, where showers could be wintry.

The Environment Agency has also issued flood warning for five areas in England meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken. The affected areas are: Keswick Campsite, River Ouse at Naburn Lock, River Ouse at York – riverside properties, River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith and River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe. Meanwhile Coral has cut the odds to 2-1 on snow falling in any major city in the UK before the month is out.

The firm makes it 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the weekend.

They go 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded in March, while it is 5-4 to be the wettest month on record.

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