UK weather forecast – Met Office warns Britain will be colder than ICELAND with snow to hit today in brutal Arctic blast

A YELLOW weather warning as been issued as UK weather charts predict snow will grip country over the next two days.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is already in place for the far north of the country for today until 10am.

Temperatures are expected to plummet to -4C in the north, while the south will also be hit by sub zero chills with frost expected in many areas.

The cold weather will cause 12C tomorrow and by Thursday, many will be seeing highs of just 6 or 7C.

Britain is set to be colder than Iceland where there are temperatures of 8C in Reykjavik.

Meanwhile, Charts by weather forecaster WX show snow showers moving in from later today and will continue overnight, with the north of the country getting hit first before the cold front moves southwards.

The return to wintry conditions comes after the UK saw temperatures over 20C in places over the last 10 days.

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Britain will be colder than Iceland

    Temperatures are expected to plummet to -4C in the north, while the south will also be hit by sub zero chills with frost expected in many areas.

    The cold weather will cause 12C tomorrow and by Thursday, many will be seeing highs of just 6 or 7C.

    Britain is set to be colder than Iceland where there are temperatures of 8C in Reykjavik.

  • Louis Allwood

    What to expect from tomorrow yellow warning

    • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents or injuries
    • Some higher elevation roads may be also affected by snowfall, resulting in longer journey times

    UK weather outlook for Friday and Saturday

    Friday will continue bright with sunny spells and a chance of showers, a few may be wintry. Cloud will build into northern Scotland bringing rain and snow later.

    Saturday will be generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain which will be mostly across northern Britain. Scattered showers in the evening.

    • Milica Cosic

      Tomorrow's weather

      Early outbreaks of rain will slowly clear from the south-east during the morning and may be wintry at times.

      Elsewhere will be bright with long spells of sunshine however there will be patchy cloud cover around and a chance of showers which will be most frequent in the west and wintry in nature.

    • Milica Cosic

      Tonight’s forecast

      Rain will continue to track southwards during the evening across England and Wales and will be wintry over the hills with sleet and snow likely.

      Overnight, rain will clear south-eastwards and will continue to be wintry over high ground.

      Cold elsewhere with clear spells and a chance of wintry showers.

    • Milica Cosic

      Yellow warning issued for TODAY

      A YELLOW weather warning as been issued as UK weather charts predict snow will grip country over the next two days.

      A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is already in place for the far north of the country for today until 10am.

      Meanwhile, Charts by weather forecaster WX show snow showers moving in from later today and will continue overnight, with the north of the country getting hit first before the cold front moves southwards.

      The return to wintry conditions comes after the UK saw temperatures over 20C in places over the last 10 days.

    • Milica Cosic

      Good morning. Milica Cosic logging on. I’ll be bringing you the latest news and updates on the British Weather today.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Closest photo of the Sun EVER taken reveals incredible secret

      THE Sun has been revealed as you’ve never seen it before.

      A spacecraft has managed to snap the closest photo yet of our flaming star, marvelling scientists with superior detail.

      It exposes the fiery outer atmosphere – known as the corona – in amazing high quality that we haven’t seen before and could help experts unlock hidden secrets about the Sun.

      The picture was taken on March 7 by the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter as it reached a very special point in its journey.

      More than two years after launching, the spacecraft reached the halfway spot exactly between Earth and the Sun.

      That’s about 46million miles away from both.

      The photo wasn’t a fast feat either, taking over four hours to be captured.

      This is because the orbiter got so close it needed to take 25 separate pictures, each taking about ten minutes, and piece them together into one big complete photo.

      The image contains more than 83million pixels in a 9148 x 9112 pixel grid, which is ten times better than what a 4K TV can display.

    • Joseph Gamp

      What is air pollution?

      Air pollution is a substance that lingers in the air that has harmful or poisonous effects.

      It is a contamination of the air we breathe by pollutants, such as car emissions.

      London has been tackling the rising emissions with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scheme, which could expand to cover the whole of Greater London by the end of 2023.

      Air quality is important because toxic air conditions could over time damage our lungs, with fatal consequences.

      Thousands die each year in high air pollution boroughs, from issues attributable to the air quality.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Where is the cleanest air in the UK?

      The majority of Scotland has good air quality, as well as Northern Ireland.

      Wales has moderate air pollution across the country with low pollution in Anglesey.

      In the fight against rising emissions, Brighton and Hove are the cities closest to becoming net zero on carbon emissions per capita, according to research by AlldayPA.

      According to IQ’s Air’s World Air Quality Report, in 2021 Midlothian, just south of Edinburgh, Scotland had the cleanest air.

      English counties of Wiltshire and Berkshire were not far behind but were the only two counties in England to make the top ten list, the rest were in Scotland or Wales.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Mid April forecast

      The weather is likely to turn more unsettled in early April.

      Showers or longer spells of rain are more likely to be seen across the UK, although short drier and more settled interludes are still possible.

      Showers may be heavy at times, with thunder and hail. Moving into mid-April, there is a trend for a return to more settled weather again, although some rain and showers are still possible in places.

      Temperatures are likely to be near average, with the south and southeast on the slightly warmer side.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Drastic change as Brits to face -8C cold snap

      Brits could face a drastic change in weather conditions in the coming few days.

      WXCHARTS weather forecast service warns the UK’s 20C heatwave could be replaced by a -8C cold snap.

      WXCHARTS suggests parts of Scotland could see chills of between -6C and -8C. However, warmer conditions could come towards the March 31, with temperatures hovering around 0C.

      Parts of Wales instead look set to see temperatures vary from 1C to 3C.

      England could see highs of 4C in Cornwall.

      Snow is also forecast to fall across England on April 1, according to WXCHARTS.

    • Joseph Gamp

      ‘Big weather highlights’ to hit in April

      It has been claimed by weather experts that there is a possibility of a heatwave in April.

      Weather expert Jim Dale told the Express: “I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps. I know March is the start of spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.” 

      He also added: “Longer-term, given what’s happening globally in terms of the temperature profiles in the southern hemisphere and what’s also happening in the United States, I would not be surprised if we started to see some big highlights – in whichever direction it goes, either cold or hot.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      It’s hay fever season

      Experts have warned last week's rising temperatures may have caused tree pollen levels to spike in the UK.

      And a third of people with hayfever admitted to staying indoors because their allergies are too severe, a poll found.

      It is thought climate change is increasing temperatures and elongating the pollen season.

      Jin Zhang, global medical director at Kimberly-Clark UK, said: “When temperatures rise, primary sources of pollutants tend to increase, making the air quality even more challenging for millions of hay fever sufferers. 

      “As such, global warming will likely cause pollen seasons to start earlier and last longer.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Britain facing 60mph gales

      Brits will be faced with stormy weather and winds of close to 60 miles per hour hitting the UK, after a week of high temperatures.

      The high pressure which has brought this nicer, milder weather will then drift off westwards, according to the latest BBC Weather for the Week ahead report.

      It will be replaced by lower pressures and lower temperatures.

      On March 31, rainy weather and high winds will pick up across much of the UK.

      Northern Ireland could see a max wind gust of 50 miles per hour.

      Conditions will be even worse on April 3, with winds expected to be stronger.

      Maximum gusts of around 51.6mph are likely to hit parts of northern Wales, according to maps from WX Charts.

      And in London, the speed is predicted to reach just shy of 60 miles per hour (59.5).

      Jim Dale from the British Weather Services said low pressures with air from Scandinavia will take over from next week.

      Mr Dale added: “[There will be] snow too by the middle of the week for the mountains of Scotland and Scotland as a whole.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      In pictures: Stunning sunrise over Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

      This stunning image shows sunrise over Lytham St Annes in Lancashire.

      The warm weather officially ended yesterday with snow forecast in some areas later in the week.

      Forecasters have predicted conditions will turn wintry and showery from Wednesday.

      Credit: Bav Media
    • Joseph Gamp

      Short weather summary for Wednesday

      The Met Office has released a shirt weather summary for tomorrow.

      It reads: “Rain and hill snow continuing southwards; bright but distinctly cold to the north, with heavy hail and snow showers.

      “Parts of Wales and southern England seeing sunny intervals and showers.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Snow could hit from Wednesday evening

      Met Office forecaster Jonathan Vautrey added: “Snow could come on Wednesday evening or Thursday, especially in areas such as the Pennines.

      “Overnight into Wednesday and Thursday, many areas will fall considerably lower than freezing, towards -6C.”

      Two or three inches of snow will settle on the ground in Wales later in the week, and Northern Ireland should also see some flurries.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Unpredictable wet and windy conditions this week

      Official Met Office charts show temperatures dipping as low as -1C in Loch Rannoch, Scotland, on Thursday morning.

      However forecasters have warned the mercury could plunge as low as -6C in parts as a bone-chilling cold front pushes down from the north.

      Alex Burkill, a Met Office forecaster, said: “Wednesday will be the most extreme in terms of wintry weather, as a cold stream of air will start to push southwards bringing unpredictable wet and windy conditions, even snow or sleet.

      “Overnight into Thursday and Friday, many areas will fall considerably lower than freezing, towards -4C and -5C.

    • Joseph Gamp

      London Wednesday to Friday outlook

      Fairly cloudy Wednesday, with outbreaks of rain and perhaps snow moving south overnight.

      Sunny spells and wintry showers Thursday and Friday. Windy Thursday. Feeling much colder, with widespread frosts overnight.

    • Joseph Gamp

      How does the start of April look?

      High pressure to the west of the UK and Ireland will mean northerly winds will bring a cold start to the period.

      Showers, likely wintry at times, will affect many northern and eastern areas. These showers could be heavy at times.

      Elsewhere, many areas are likely to be dry, with frost widespread by night.

      High pressure is likely to decline through the weekend, with spells of rain possibly pushing southeast across the country by the end of the weekend or the beginning of the following week.

      Further spells of rain, with milder temperatures, interspersed with colder, showery interludes, will likely follow for the rest of the period.

      Some strong winds are likely at times too.

    • Joseph Gamp

      A change is on the way’

      Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Although the UK has had a good deal of fine and settled March weather in recent days, a change is on the way from the middle of next week with colder air spreading down from the north and the increasing likelihood of rain for most areas.

      “On the hills in the north, there’s a chance of this falling as snow, although we’ll gain more certainty on that in the coming days.

      “With the influence of some unsettled weather, we’ll be seeing a marked drop in temperatures for most with colder air arriving from the north.

      “This will see maximum temperatures drop into single figures for many areas, and below freezing overnight.” 

    • Joseph Gamp

      Drop in temperatures poses risk to nation’s gardeners

      The drop in temperatures is a risk for some of the nation’s gardeners.

      The Royal Horticultural Society’s Guy Barter said: “Colder weather will slow plant growth and inhibit plums and pears pollination as insects fly less in cold dull weather.

      “Hard frosts don’t seem likely so magnolias and fruit flowers should escape serious damage.  

      “Limited rain will help new sowings of peas and carrots for example and newly planted lettuces and other plants but should not greatly delay sowing and planting once conditions improve.

      “Tender plants, petunias and tomatoes for example, won’t be put outside for another month at least but lower light affects greenhouses and will slow their growth.” 

    • Joseph Gamp

      Marked shift in weather during the coming weeks, says expert

      Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “We’re going to be seeing a marked shift in the weather for the UK in the coming week as the warm weather is displaced south.  

      “Temperatures will drop as cold air sweeps south with single figure maxima for most places from mid-week, and bringing with it the unsettled weather that we’ll see for much of the week.

      “Some clear spells are still around later in the week, with the best of any sunshine likely to be in the south later in the week.” 

    • Joseph Gamp

      In pictures: Dense fog in Danbury, Essex

      The image shows dense fog in Danbury, Essex, this morning.

      The few days has seen Brits bask in Spring/Summer weather.

      However, later in the week we will see conditions decline, with snow also forecast.

      Credit: Stephen Huntley/HVC

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