May 24, 2022

UK weather forecast LIVE – Shock as Met Office issues SNOW warning just as millions thought winter was behind us

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A Met Office forecaster predicts parts of UK could plummet to as low as -3C in days and WXCharts hints at a shock return to snowy scenes in rural areas.

Brits could be plunged into sub-zero temperatures as early as next week just days after scorching temperatures hit the UK.

Temperatures could fall to 4C in London next week, as Scotland and parts of Belfast will be facing freezing conditions.

Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan told the Express that “some rural spots” could even see lows of -3C in overnight frosts during the first part of the week.

Forecaster WXCharts wetaher map shows snowy scenes could be on the horizon, thanks to Arctic winds blowing in from the north.

The radar shows the first band of snow sweeping in across the north of Scotland late on Friday April 29.

May then begins with widespread snow across the United Kingdom, with flakes falling in the south of England and Wales.

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

  • Scorcher today

    BRITS look set for a mid-week scorcher as parts of the UK could see highs of 19C today thanks to a high pressure system.

    The Met Office has said London could have “maximum temperatures of 20C”, making it hotter than Barcelona which will see temperatures of 17C.

    Following a weekend of blistering heat and the hottest day for the UK so far this year, things are looking up for the weather.

    BBC weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: “For those of you who have extended your Easter break into this week there is some good weather news in that there will be a lot of dry weather around.

    “Admittedly there will be some showers, more especially in the next 24 hours and as the week goes on an increasing breeze will turn eastern areas that bit cooler.”

  • Highs of 20C expected in London

    A bright start with some patchy cloud for Londoners today.

    As the day moves on it will become increasingly warm as cloud clears, bringing long sunny spells.

    A gentle easterly breeze throughout with maximum temperatures of  20 °C.

  • UK weather outlook for Wednesday and Thursday

    It will be sunnier and drier on Wednesday with some rain in the west later on. Light winds for most with some stronger winds in coastal areas in Northern Ireland.

    Thursday will be mostly dry with sunny spells but there may be some isolated showers, especially in Wales and Scotland. Light winds.

  • Some ‘good weather news’ from the experts

    BBC weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: “For those of you who have extended your Easter break into this week there is some good weather news in that there will be a lot of dry weather around.

    “Admittedly there will be some showers, more especially in the next 24 hours and as the week goes on an increasing breeze will turn eastern areas that bit cooler.”

  • What is the definition for a UK heatwave?

    A UK heatwave gets its classification when a location records a period of at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold. The threshold varies by UK county. 

    The Met Office heatwave threshold has been updated ahead of summer 2022.

    The initial heatwave thresholds were calculated based on the 1981-2010 climatology of daily maximum temperature at the mid-point of the meteorological summer (15 July).

    The revised thresholds will use the 1991-2020 averaging period introduced in January 2022. The geographical differences reflect the differences in climate across the UK.

    The central map below, shows the initial heatwave thresholds for the UK, with the right hand map showing the updated thresholds for 2022. As a demonstration of our changing climate, we have also included the left hand map that shows what the thresholds would have been using the 1961-1990 climatology.

  • In pictures: Dawn reflections at Derwent Water, Cumbria

    The sky glowed pink at dawn this morning in Keswick, Cumbria.

    The stunning image below shows Derwent Isle & the surrounding mountains reflecting into the calm Derwent Water.

    Cool easterly winds will limit highs to 11C-16C for most of today and Wednesday.

  • Bookies say summer 2022 could be the hottest ever

    This year could see the hottest summer on record, according to the latest bookmaker odds.

    Ladbrokes now make it just a 2/1 shot for summer 2022 to go down as the hottest EVER.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely that this year will play host to a record-breaking hot summer, with Brits soon set to bask in scorching temperatures.”

  • Cooler and breezier conditions at the end of this week

    Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said the end of the week would bring a “cooler, cloudier and breezier picture”.

    He added: “There will be a trend towards the end of the week for things to turn a bit colder.

    “We get more of an easterly wind developing and more in the way of cloud from the east.”

  • Find out when to book your wedding to avoid the weather ruining your day

    Perhaps you’re planning your wedding and taking pointers from the many you’re attending due to the pandemic backlog?

    The weather is one of the key factors to consider when planning any outdoor event in the UK, even if it is in the the Summer.

    The Summer months are the most sought after months for a wedding making it hard to find a date that doesn’t clash with someone else’s or isn’t taken.

    Hitched shared a guide on how to pick your wedding month.

    According to Hitched, September may be your best bet: “September is often blessed with pleasant weather in the UK, and has better availability than the summer months.”

  • UK weather outlook for Wednesday and Thursday

    It will be sunnier and drier on Wednesday with some rain in the west later on. Light winds for most with some stronger winds in coastal areas in Northern Ireland.

    Thursday will be mostly dry with sunny spells but there may be some isolated showers, especially in Wales and Scotland. Light winds.

  • Bookies say summer 2022 could be the hottest ever

    This year could see the hottest summer on record, according to the latest bookmaker odds.

    Ladbrokes now make it just a 2/1 shot for summer 2022 to go down as the hottest EVER.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely that this year will play host to a record-breaking hot summer, with Brits soon set to bask in scorching temperatures.”

  • Wednesday to be ‘dry, bright and warm across the UK’

  • Chilly but bright start to the morning says Met Office

    The Met Office said: “A chilly and bright start on Wednesday morning.

    “Mist and fog patches in Northern Ireland will gradually clear.”

  • Temperatures to hit 17C in Manchester on Wednesday

    Early mist will soon clear to leave plenty of bright weather during the morning.

    However, cloud will bubble up to produce a few afternoon showers.

    Warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

  • Wednesday weather forecast for London

    A partly cloudy start, but becoming brighter through the morning.

    Warm with prolonged sunshine during the afternoon.

    Light winds. Maximum temperature 19 °C.

  • Five deadly mistakes you’re making every spring

    SPRING has sprung and with it comes gorgeous rays of sunshine.

    That usually means more time outdoors and extra sun exposure which can be harmful to your skin.

    Dr Ross Perry of skin clinics chain Cosmedics said the problem with heat waves in the spring, is that most people don’t prepare their skin like they do in the summer.

    He told Young Gazzate: “The sun in April is as strong as it is in August, so you must treat it as such. 

    “People can often be fooled by the cooler breeze but the UV rays are just as strong and just as likely to cause sunburn and sun damage.”

    The sun’s rays are more often than not the direct cause of skin cancer, which generally fall under non-melanoma and melanoma. 

    Here, Dr Ross warns of the mistakes you could be making when enjoying spring heatwaves:

    1.  Not wearing suncream
    2. Failing to protect burnt skin
    3. Not drinking enough water
    4. Not taking moles seriously 
    5. Seeking vitamin D

    Read more here.

  • Record £10bn made after Easter tourism for shops & pubs

    It was the biggest Easter staycation rush since VisitBritain records began 15 years ago in 2007. This comes after the heatwave we’ve had this weekend – with highs of 23C in some places around the country.

    Up to 11 million Brits went on overnight stays and up to 29m on daytrips over the weekend, spending up to £4bn on accommodation, attractions and transport, spending trends show.

    VisitBritain said: “The number of Brits who definitely planned overnight UK holidays for Easter is on a par with the highest figures since our survey began.”

    VisitBritain deputy chief executive Patricia Yates said: “Easter has provided businesses with much-needed cash-flow.”

  • ‘Heavy showers around’ says Met Office

    The weather agency tweeted: “Heading home soon?

    “You might need an umbrella as there are a few heavy showers around.

    “Here’s a look at the radar.”

  • What’s in store for this evening’s weather?

    Evening showers in the west and south gradually fading, then some clear spells for most.

    This will allow for patchy frost and fog over Scotland and particularly parts of Northern Ireland.

    Patchy low cloud forming over parts of northeast England and eastern Scotland.

  • Weather outlook for Thursday to Saturday

    Dry Thursday with spells of sunshine.

    Cloudier on Friday and Saturday with showers in places, but many places dry.

    Some fog and drizzle over hills and some northeastern coasts.

  • Stay up to speed with the weather as it changes in your area

    The Met Office tool allows you to know the weather in your area within five minutes of it changing.

    We’ve all gotten caught in the rain, or more recently hail, snow, the burning sun with a winter jacket on all in the space of an hour.

    Stay prepared with this tool from the Met Office that changes every five minutes so you’re less likely to get caught out again.

  • Met Office: Showers to gradually fade this evening

    The Met Office says showers in the north will disperse this evening.

    It tweeted: “Showers will gradually fade in the north this evening, although a few spots of rain may continue in the south.

    “Turning chilly where skies clear.”

  • Bookies say summer 2022 could be the hottest ever

    This year could see the hottest summer on record, according to the latest bookmaker odds.

    Ladbrokes now make it just a 2/1 shot for summer 2022 to go down as the hottest EVER.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely that this year will play host to a record-breaking hot summer, with Brits soon set to bask in scorching temperatures.”

  • In pictures: Dawn reflections at Derwent Water, Cumbria

    The sky glowed pink at dawn this morning in Keswick, Cumbria.

    The stunning image below shows Derwent Isle & the surrounding mountains reflecting into the calm Derwent Water.

    Cool easterly winds will limit highs to 11C-16C for most of today and Wednesday.

  • Cooler and breezier conditions at the end of this week

    Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said the end of the week would bring a “cooler, cloudier and breezier picture”.

    He added: “There will be a trend towards the end of the week for things to turn a bit colder.

    “We get more of an easterly wind developing and more in the way of cloud from the east.”



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