Glimpse of snow in London as temperatures plummet for start of 2021

After sweeping across northern parts of the UK, snow has finally started falling in London for the first time this winter.

The New Year got off to a bitterly cold start, with widespread frost and patches of freezing fog pushing the mercury down below zero.

Weather warnings for snow and ice have been in place for large parts of the UK over the last few days and snowfall was initially forecast for the capital yesterday, before being revised.

However, Londoners have taken to Twitter to record their first glimpses of the white stuff this morning.

He said: ‘Obviously it’s very cold and it’s going to stay cold through this week.

‘Whilst there will be some wintry hazards around, it’s not really until the end of the week until we see any significant snow.

‘Tonight we’ll see temperatures dropping again and that will bring a fairly significant risk of ice patches, particularly in northern parts of Scotland.

‘I expect it won’t take very long at all for the risk of icy patches to start forming an hour or so after sunset.’

Mr Burkill added that temperatures in the South East may dip just below freezing on Friday night and parts of Scotland could face lows of minus 7C (19.4F).

He said a high of 4C (39.2F) is expected in London on New Year’s Day, with temperatures dropping to around freezing overnight.

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