Weather evening forecast UK – Snow threat TONIGHT as Britain faces winter conditions all week following Arctic blast

ARCTIC conditions are set to sweep across the UK next week, bringing three days of snow and freezing rain in an icy blast following floods.

It comes after the UK experienced its “coldest night of the winter yet” amid a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice.

Following temperatures dropping to as low as -15C in Scotland, Sunday morning saw cold and frosty conditions, with widespread ice causing tricky driving conditions.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

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    WATCH: Met Office meteorologist's forecast for the week

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    TONIGHT'S WEATHER SUM-UP

    According the Met Office's official Twitter account, this is what we can expect for the rest of the evening:

    • Mostly dry across northern Scotland and eastern England, with a frost setting in
    • Some rain and hill snow across Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland
    • Heavy rain moving into southwest England

     

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    Devon and Cornwall police forced close the huge car park at Towan head Fistral beach after hundreds of spectators arrived to view the spectacle of the biggest waves in many years being ridden by a surfboarder. 

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      DISRUPTIVE WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS THE UK THIS WEEK

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      CLOUDY AND RAINY EVENING AHEAD

       The Met Office forecasts "cloud and patchy snow across some northern areas."

      They add: "Heavier rain, soon into the southwest, moving northeastwards, turning to snow across parts of northern England, southern Scotland and perhaps Northern Ireland.

      "Far north clearer with wintry showers, drier in SW later."

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      YELLOW WARNING FOR SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SCOTLAND

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      RISK OF FREEZING RAIN

      Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said there is a risk of freezing rain as cold weather continues across the country.

      He said: “Over the next few days we continue to see a division between milder conditions in the South West with much colder air to the north and east.

      “Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting the risk of disruptive snowfall with the high ground of northern England and Scotland most likely to see the largest snow accumulations.

      “The risk of freezing rain will be an additional threat across parts of eastern Wales and parts of the Midlands.”

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      COLD WEEK AHEAD

      Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said temperatures will plunge as low as -6C in England overnight and between -10C and -15C in Scotland.

      He told PA: "It gets a bit more interesting as we go into Tuesday and the middle of the week."

      The forecaster added a "much heavier" band of rain is expected to arrive overnight on Monday into Tuesday.

      It will "quickly turn to snow as it bumps up against cold air", Mr Partridge added.

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      MONDAY EVENING FORECAST

      The Met Office's weather forecast for Monday evening says: "Some snow for central and southern Scotland in the evening, whilst a band of rain in the southwest moves north, turning to snow over northern England later."

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      YELLOW WEATHER WARNING DETAILS

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      67 FLOOD WARNINGS AND 151 FLOOD ALERTS

      The Environment Agency issued 67 flood warnings and 151 flood alerts.

      This comes as the north will be hit by snow this week and the south is expected to see more freezing rain.

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      AREAS AFFECTED BY YELLOW WARNING

      Expect up to 20 cm or more of snow across higher parts of the northern England and Scotland today.

      Forecasts of freezing rain and ice are also causing concern.

      Here are the areas covered by the Yellow Warning:

      • Central Scotland, Tayside & Fife
      • East Midlands
      • Grampian, Scotland
      • Scottish Highlands & Eilean Siar
      • North East England
      • North West England
      • Northern Ireland
      • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
      • Strathclyde, Scotland
      • Wales
      • West Midlands
      • Yorkshire & Humber

      IN PICS: A car driving through more than 4ft of floodwater, which has caused the A1101 to close

      MORE ON THE WARNING

      The Met Office says "snow, with a risk of widespread ice, is likely to push slowly northeast during Tuesday, bringing difficult travel conditions."

      This could cause serious travel delays and some rural communities in the UK becoming cut off.

      Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, might be affected by the weather.

      There is also the risk of injury from slips and falls – so, it is best to be careful when walking and driving.

      YELLOW WARNINGS: SNOW AND ICE IN NORTHEAST AND SCOTLAND

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        A SCATTERING OF SUNSHINE THIS MORNING

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        FIRST DAY OF FINAL 'WINTER' MONTH

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        DULL AND MISTY START

        Met Office says: "Dull and misty start in the south with some drizzle.

        "Drier and colder further north with sunny spells, but snow showers affecting some eastern and northern parts of Scotland.

        "Occasional rain and some hill snow for Northern Ireland later."

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        WHERE WILL IT BE SUNNY?

        The best of today's sunshine will be in northern and central parts on Monday.

        Cloudier elsewhere in the UK with heavy rain, and some snow on the hills of Northern Ireland in the afternoon.

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        IN PICS: Stunning sunrise by the coast in Edinburgh, Scotland

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        LONDON AND SOUTH EAST FORECAST

        Rather cloudy and damp today. Breezy and staying cold.

        Today:

        A rather cloudy and damp day, with some outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle at times, especially first thing. Perhaps the odd brighter interlude is likely during the afternoon. Breezy and staying cold. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

        Tonight:

        Dry with some clear spells initially this evening, with perhaps a touch of frost in places. However, cloud and rain will arrive from the west overnight, with freshening winds. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

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        TWO-DAY FORECAST

        Today:

        Dull and misty start in the south with some drizzle. Drier and colder further north with sunny spells, but snow showers affecting some eastern and northern parts of Scotland. Occasional rain and some hill snow for Northern Ireland later.

        Tonight:

        Some snow for central and southern Scotland in the evening, whilst a band of rain in the southwest moves north, turning to snow over northern England later.

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        US STORM

        A powerful winter storm is expected to dump deep snow on swathes of the northeastern United States including New York City today after blanketing the nation's capital.

        The National Weather Service issued storm warnings from Virginia to Maine — home to tens of millions of people — and predicted snowfall of 18 to 24 inches (45-60 centimeters) in southern New York, northeastern New Jersey and parts of southwest Connecticut.

        New Jersey governor Phil Murphy issued a state of emergency ahead of the storm's expected arrival Sunday night, allowing authorities to close roads, evacuate homes and commandeer equipment needed for public safety.

      • Joseph Gamp

        UP TO 20CM SNOW EXPECTED THIS WEEK AS UK BRACES FOR ARCTIC BLAST

        The Met Office has warned that up to 20cm of snow is set to fall in parts of the UK this week as temperatures fall as low as -15C.

        It comes as yellow weather warnings for ice remain in place across the south of England and parts of Scotland, with travel disruption expected.

        Areas including Wales, the West Midlands, Oxfordshire, and London could see snowfall in the coming days, while parts of the north are expected to get a heavy covering later in the week.

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        VERY COLD AND FROSTY START TO MONDAY – MET OFFICE

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