Here’s where it could snow this weekend - according to the Met Office

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 11:42 am
Updated Thursday, 14th January 2021, 11:42 am

Many parts of the UK have seen a drop in temperatures and a covering of snow lately, but are wintry conditions set to continue?

Here’s where snow is forecast to fall over the weekend.

The Met Office UK forecast for Friday (15 Jan) says it will be a mainly dry but chilly day for most parts, with “areas of low cloud and fog slow to clear, especially in some eastern parts.” It will also be slightly milder and breezier later on in the far west.

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However, Saturday (16 Jan) is forecast to see rain and strong winds spreading east, with a “risk of snow in the north and east, clearing to sunny/clear spells and coastal showers.”

The north west of England in particular will see wind, rain and hill snow on Saturday, which will be heavy at times.

East and southeast England will also be windy with rain and snow on Saturday, this being possibly disruptive.

Parts of Scotland will see “rain, sleet and snow slowly pushing eastwards through Saturday, drier by evening in the west.”

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland will see bands of rain pushing eastwards on Saturday, with showers following behind.

It will mainly be dry on Sunday (17 Jan), with some areas forecast sunny spells.

However, wet weather is likely in most parts of the UK on Monday (18 Jan), with Yorkshire in particular expected to see further rain, snow and strong winds later on in the day.

What will the weather be like next week?

The Met Office forecasts a continued risk of wintry, unsettled weather into next week.

“From Monday onwards unsettled conditions look likely to continue, with winds from the north bringing colder conditions from a cold airmass currently resident over Scandinavia west across the north and potentially much of the country at times throughout the week,” according to the Met Office.

A north-easterly flow may bring frequent showers, particularly to the northern windward coasts, which could fall as snow over high ground and sometimes down to low levels.

The jet stream will then become “shifted southwards bringing rain to southern areas throughout the week, with a possibility of some organised snowfall forming on the leading edge of these features.”