Maps show Arctic plume could unleash violent storms on UK with snow in days

The UK could be set for snow in days as weather maps show an Arctic plume is on its way, with temperatures dropping to just 5C.

From Saturday, November 11, parts of Britain could be swamped in snow, with Scotland being the first hit.

The rest of the UK could see snow between November 15 and November 29 as the Met Office warns the weather will turn “increasingly wintry”.

November appears to be unsettled, with a long range forecast also showing rain and showers in the coming weeks.

One expert said we could be seeing the white stuff as soon as next week, as low pressure from the north sweeps across.

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James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, told GB News: “Low pressure from the north next week is likely to bring some snow over high ground, and from around mid-month, there will be a greater risk of more significant dumps of snow, again across high ground, but later to lower levels.

“Events we will be looking at are a blocking area of high pressure building in Greenland, and expansion of snow across the Arctic regions and Europe.

“While this so called ‘Snow Advance Index’ is currently near to below-average, it can often change drastically in November to give some strong indicators down the line.

“In addition, as temperatures drop through this month, we are expecting the risk of widespread frosts becoming commonplace. This will become more likely from around mid-month, or possibly a little earlier. However, there is a chance we could see a number of wintry blasts in the run up to Christmas.”

Forecasters expect “drier and brighter intervals at times, perhaps more especially in the northwest” but adds: “Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, but in any drier interludes, particularly if the wind comes from a more easterly direction, temperatures could take a dip with some frost by night.

“As would often be expected in late November, some of the precipitation is likely to turn increasingly wintry, mainly on high ground in the north.”

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According to weather maps, temperatures could fall below 5C on November 11 as the UK sees an early entry into winter.

The BBC says: “Uncertainty increases by mid-November as the models fall in reliability. The signals point to weaker low pressure affecting northwest Europe and high pressure a little more prevalent in northern Scandinavia.

“With this pattern the wetter risks are across Scotland, while other regions are more average for rainfall. Some windy days cannot be ruled out but less so than for mid-November. Temperatures are mainly near average.”

It comes days after Britain battled a 100mph blitz from Storm Ciaran that battered parts of the country.

It was the most vicious storm the country has faced since Storm Eunice last year, with numerous emergency calls and emergency evacuations.

And it’s not over yet, with more storm systems lined up for this month.

Mr Madden said: “This could bring a more wintry theme across much of the country by December.”

However, the jury is still out on the overall winter picture with some meteorologists predicting milder conditions through the rest of the year.

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