BBC Weather forecasts falling temperatures across UK
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Maps show that the week starting November 22 sees unsettled weather conditions, with cold fronts from the Atlantic and south bringing rains and near-sub-zero temperatures. Experts added that while the rest of the week will see mild conditions, the end of November will see the weather get “colder still”.
Jim NR Dale, from British Weather Services, told Express.co.uk the week to come is “uncommonly” mild, before the weekend brings colder temperatures.
He said: “Uncommonly and universally mild for the next few days.
“Colder from Sunday, more like the seasonal norm. Colder still moving towards month’s end with deeper frosts – especially for Scotland, and also some wintry outbreaks.
“Snow building on Scottish mountains as we move into December.”
WXCharts maps hold that temperatures will begin to drop to 1C to 4C (33.8-39.2F) from Monday.
From Wednesday November 24, a cyclone of rain begins to push northwards from the southwest of Britain, bringing up to 3mm of rain, as well as 2mm of snow an hour in the centre of Wales.
By midnight, the weather front will continue to push northwards, with the 3mm band of rain stretching across the northwest of England to Norwich, as another front of light rain begins to form over Cornwall and South Wales.
Midday on Thursday November 25 sees conditions settle, before 6pm on Friday November 26 brings another southern band of rain over the south of Britain.
Snowfall is expected during the weekend of November 27, with 1cm an hour falling in Newcastle as well as the northern parts of Scotland.
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The Met Office’s long-range forecast from November 21 – 30 also said: “High pressure will often lie close to western or southwestern parts of the UK during this period. This will tend bring a north or northwesterly airflow across the UK, with the most unsettled conditions across northern areas.
“Here, showers or longer spells of rain are likely with some snow across higher ground, possibly reaching low levels at times.
“Strong winds are possible across the north, especially around coasts and across high ground. Further south, it is likely to remain somewhat drier and more settled with the chance of some longer sunny spells.
“However, these clearer conditions will lead to some chilly nights with frost in places and some fog patches, these slow to clear during the morning.”
It comes after James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, told Express.co.uk: “The cold is likely to win out before the end of November bringing an early taste of winter and the risk of snow.
“Waning solar activity means chances are high for a little ice age winter this year with notable periods of cold and snow.
“We have high confidence for the most cold and wintry conditions since December 2010 developing towards the end of the year.
“This could bring excessive cold temperatures and periods of widespread snow.”
Maps from Netweather said from December 1 the UK will be hit by a cold blast.
Netweather described the cold snap as a “frosty regime”, with southern England “holding on” to the bitter weather.
The cold weather system begins to grip the UK from the end of November, before the wintry blast strengthens into December.
A stark change in conditions is expected from Friday, November 28, as overnight temperatures crash to -7C (19.4F) in Scotland, -2C (28.4F) in the North and just 2C (35.6F) in the South East.
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