Will Wales be hit by ‘arctic blast’ of snow in the next few weeks? Probably not
Despite headlines suggesting otherwise, Wales will not be hit with an arctic blast of snow in the near future according to Met Office forecasts.
UK news sites, including some based in Wales, have warned of an arctic blast that could even threaten Bonfire Night displays in a few days’ time.
However, while the Met Office does warn of colder weather between Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, their forecast refers only to northern parts of Scotland and on higher ground.
Snow was also predicted to hit parts of Britain between the 21st and 24th of October, but most of the UK has seen mild, wet and windy weather in that time.
Things are however likely to become a little colder after the wet weather over the last week or so.
“After a wet and windy Halloween with a deep Atlantic low-pressure system and damaging winds, it turns colder into the new week,” the Met Office said.
Towards the end of the month temperatures will be “slightly below average overall throughout this period with an increased likelihood of wintry showers from the north and northwest at times”.
“These showers are most likely over high ground with low risk of them reaching lower levels later in the month.”
The Met Office’s forecast for Wales this week shows average temperatures of between nine and 13 degrees, mostly cloudy with intermittent sun and some rain showers.