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The ‘UK snow warning’ the press are getting excited about will probably only dust a few mountains

16 Oct 2021 2 minute read
If you’re stood here you might see some snow. Photo by Patrick Gillespie on Unsplash

Snow could fall in parts of Britain towards the end of the month – but will probably only give the mountains a good dusting, the Met Office has said.

Forecasters have warned that the first snowfall of the season could come as early as the end of next week as temperatures fall sharply. However, no snow is likely to fall in Wales, unless perhaps you’re standing on the peak of yr Wyddfa.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “At the start of next week we are much closer to an area of low pressure.

“The whole pattern of weather will shift slightly east. As the low pressure gets closer to the UK the pattern will slow down meaning that when [the low pressure] turns up to the west it may stick around for some days next week.”

However, the Met Office confirmed snow is only “expected on mountaintops across Scotland”.

They also added that for most of next week temperatures will be around average, with wet and windy weather more likely than a blizzard.

“A low will send an increasingly strong south-westerly wind across the UK,” Aidan McGivern said.

“South-westerlys are usually mild and moist, but this one could contain some sub-tropical moisture.

“As a result, there’s a risk of some very heavy rain in western parts of the UK – some impactful, wet weather from the start of next week.”

If snow does fall it could be over high ground late next week, possibly between the 21st and 24th of October.

Snow is most likely to hit the mountaintops in the early hours of Thursday, the Met Office said.

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2 years ago

Better get out and enjoy the autumn sunshine this weekend, then.

Gorgeous photo by the way.

2 years ago

Warnings of snow that never materialises is WOLs’ favourite click-bait.

Stephen Mason
Stephen Mason
2 years ago

Nice anti clickbait. Da iawn

2 years ago

I remember the met office saying there wasn’t going to be a hurricane, they’re about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

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