UK snow forecast: Savage Atlantic blast to bring snow in weeks in huge weather shift

This Morning weatherman predicts snow on the 29th October

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According to forecasters, parts of the country could see some snow settle towards the end of October. As reported by the Met Office, the UK is set to be hit by unsettled weather conditions moving into November. Due to the Atlantic front, Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said the UK is likely to see snow in some high areas of the country towards the end of the month.

He said: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November.

“Likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales.

“Low areas are unlikely to see any. It’s quite normal for this time of year.”

Another forecaster said the weather pattern was “one to watch”.

Forecaster Kirsty McCabe, of the Royal Meteorological Society, added: “There are tentative signs of some early season snowfall over northern hills at the end of October/start of November.

“But it all depends on global weather patterns, such as a weak La Nina in the tropical Pacific. One to watch.

“And while snow at Halloween is unusual it has happened before, 2008 being particularly memorable.”

In its long-range forecast, the Met Office has predicted more unsettled conditions will be focused in the North of England.

In the south and southeast, the conditions will be more settled and dry, the forecaster predicted.

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For the period October 21 to November 4, they said: “Turning more widely unsettled across the UK, with wettest and windiest conditions remaining to the north and the northwest and more settled conditions to southern and eastern areas.

“Moving forward, wider dry spells are likely across the country, with the risk of overnight fog which will clear by day.

“Through this period temperatures will remain near or above average.

“There is a chance of a colder settled period becoming established by early November.”

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While Britons could be set for a cold snap at the end of the month, forecasters are predicting a surge in temperatures on October 7.

Due to the unusually hot temperatures for the time of year, forecasters believe the mercury could rise to as high as 21C (69F), according to graphs from WXCharts.

The highest temperatures will be seen in the Midlands and parts of the North of England.

However, for large parts of the country, the mercury will range between 16-20C (60-68F) on October 7.

These high temperatures will remain on Friday, with charts showing Leeds may see 21C on Friday afternoon.

Indeed, for the majority of the country, the mercury will rise to 20C on October 8.

In its forecast between Friday and Sunday, the BBC said: “Friday will bring cloudier conditions in Scotland and N Ireland with outbreaks of rain, these persisting into the evening and overnight.

“Elsewhere should escape dry with some sunshine.

“A similar day on Saturday with rain in the north and west, but sunny intervals further south and east.

“Sunday brings a drier day, with some showers in the far north but sunny periods elsewhere.”

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