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UK weather: Snow could hit London next week as the Met Office warns of subzero conditions

London I can see the ice Early next week with temperatures soaring in United kingdom sink below zero, and office met to caution.

On Monday night, temperatures dropped to -4 degrees Celsius in parts of rural England in a series of disruptions weather That included snow, strong winds and rain.

Forecasters expect that temperatures in south of england It could dip below freezing, bringing snow across the capital from Wednesday next week, while temperatures across northern England and Scotland could also dip below zero as early as Thursday.

The office met He said the arctic winds have brought winter spells across the country. Snow is expected to reach areas over 600 meters in Scotland But this cold weather will spread to lower levels Thursday morning as more icy air flows in from the Arctic.

The Met Office tweeted: “Several shots of arctic air en route to the UK later this week as the jet stream dips south, resulting in cooler, wetter weather. Strong winds could bring some turbulence by the end of the week with the ice Possible in some places.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “Temperatures in London next Thursday could reach a maximum of 7 degrees Celsius – so it will drop below average.

“Night it could be closer to freezing and we could see snowfall. There could be sleet and mixed rain during the day and then there could be a cold blast going south and making snow.”

A yellow wind warning was also issued for Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England on Friday.

The warning has been extended to the southwest of the United Kingdom. The Met Office told Britons to prepare for damage to buildings such as tiles flying from roofs, travel delays and power outages.

She said: “The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland on Friday afternoon, before becoming more prevalent overnight and into Saturday morning. Winds tend to calm slowly from the north during the afternoon. The location and strength of the strongest winds remains uncertain.”

The prospect of early snow has already piqued the interest of bookmakers about the possibility of Britain enjoying its first meaningful White Christmas since 2010, the coldest December in a century.

The likes of William Hill and Laddbrokes are already betting on whether the country will see snow on Christmas morning, which parts of the country are most likely to see, and the current favorite is Leeds Bradford Airport.

“Snow is predicted with near-perfect accuracy within five days, so it’s still very challenging work, especially for bookmakers,” William Hill spokesman Robert Adams commented.

While the British Isles regularly enjoyed snowy Christmases during the “Little Ice Age” that gripped the country between 1550 and 1850 – it wasn’t just Charles Dickens and all these greeting cards made – rising global temperatures suggest that snow is falling heavily in the UK Less likely in the twenty-first century.

However, the Met Office does offer some Reasons for hope On this front, explaining: “The natural vagaries of the weather will not stop the occurrence of cold and snowy winters in the future. Indeed, regarding widespread ice/snowfall across the UK on Christmas Day, between 1971 and 1992, There was only one year (1980), while in the years 1993 to 2004 there were six such occasions.”

The truth is that the weather on Christmas Day has been incredibly variable for decades, with the coldest temperature ever recorded in the British Isles – -18.3 degrees Celsius, which hit the town of Ginford in Durham in 1878, According to the Bureau of Meteorology.

By contrast, the warmest Christmas Day was 15.6 °C, which was observed in Killerton, Devon, in 1920.

It remains to be seen what we can expect in 2021, but it is probably too early to make any specific predictions, given that a lot could happen between now and the big day.