UK and Europe Daily Weather forecast (Today Feb 8): Bitterly cold across UK, cold air spreads northern Europe
UK's weather forecast
Tonight & February 8
As for the rest of Sunday, UK becomes very cold as the northeast to east wind persists. Further snow flurries affecting eastern coasts while more persistent snow continues across East Anglia and parts of southeast England. Brisk winds and coastal gales here will add to the tricky conditions. Always tending to be drier and brighter in the west which is also where the best of any sunshine will be. Highs at -2 to 4C overall, but feeling much colder in the wind.
Wintry showers continue overnight for the eastern coasts of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland while more persistent snow continues to affect southeastern parts of England. This should become lighter and more confined to eastern coastal areas as the night progresses. Some clouds around southwestern areas with the best of any clear skies to the north. Overnight lows dipping to -4 to -1C for most, much colder in more sheltered and rural spots.
BBC forecaster Darren Brett said thanks to the intense wind temperatures, it could “feel like” -7C in the area. Brett said: “It is going to be windy, particularly towards the south-east of the UK, winds gusting in excess of 50 miles per hour so some blizzards and drifting in the snow eventually. “It is going to be a colder day, temperatures just a couple of degrees above freezing. Add on the strength of the wind through and it will feel much much colder, perhaps around -7 degrees or so.”
Currently, amber Met Office weather warnings are in place for eastern Norfolk and Suffolk as well as Kent and parts of Essex. Those living in the affected areas are warned to expect “widespread travel disputation” with up to 30cm of snow forecast for areas of Kent. "Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail, and air travel probably occurring. A good chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers likely. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services, such as gas, water, telephone, and mobile phone coverage likely,” said the MET Office.
A brisk easterly flow on Monday keeps things feeling cold, bitterly cold in areas exposed to the wind. Winds touching gale force at times for coastal parts of eastern Scotland and eastern England. Frequent snow showers blow in across eastern and northern Scotland, eastern England, and eastern parts of Northern Ireland too. More persistent snow continues to affect far southeastern parts of England. The best of the sun to the northwest. High temperatures at just -2 to 3C.
Outlook for February 9 - 10
Another cold day on Tuesday with a brisk easterly wind. There will be further snow flurries affecting eastern parts of Scotland and the north of England as well as eastern northern Ireland. The best of the sun to the northwest. Cloudier further south with low pressure over the Bay of Biscay threatening to bring more prolonged spells of rain, sleet, and snow into far southwestern coastal counties of England. Highs at a very cold -3 to 2C and feeling colder in the wind.
Cold again through Wednesday with an east to southeasterly wind. An area of low pressure moves closer to Ireland bringing thickening clouds and increasing winds to Ireland and the southwest UK. Meanwhile, snow flurries still affecting the eastern coasts of England and Scotland. Drier in the northwest with some bright or sunny spells for many. High temperatures at a chilly -2 to 3C, feeling colder in the wind.
*Also Read: UK and Europe Weather Forecast February 2021: Accurate Average Temperatures, How Sunny or Snowy
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Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & February 8
Early showers clear to the east of Spain before another area of more persistent, locally heavy, rain spreads into Portugal and northwest Spain later. Isolated showers for the Balearic Islands. A front brings a locally heavy band of rain to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and Italy. This spreads south through the day and into the Balkans later. A dry and fair day for Greece and Turkey.
Early rain, sleet, and snow clear eastern France with scattered wintry showers following from the west. A wet and windy day for the Low Countries with a wintry mix of the precipitation here. Wintry precipitation affects much of Germany too though the far northeast stays dry but cloudy. Dry and cloudy for northern Poland with snow to the south. Some snowfall across the Alps with a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow outbreaks for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Largely dry and fine for Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic States with scattered wintry showers for coastal areas. Cloudier and breezier for Denmark but staying dry here.
|Chance of snow on Feb 8. (Photo: Weather Online)|
Bands of locally heavy rain spread from west to east over Portugal and Spain. These later reach the Balearic Islands, Corsica, and Sardinia. Rather cloudy for mainland Italy with scattered showers here. These locally heavy to the east. Heavy showers also spread east across Greece and into western Turkey. Brighter conditions follow for Greece while much of Turkey remains cloudy.
Southern France is cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Brighter to the north with scattered wintry showers. Scattered snow showers too for the Low Countries and across northern Germany where they may merge to give longer periods of snowfall. Dry with isolated spells of the sun for southern Germany and Switzerland. Rain, sleet, and snow clear from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia through the day while Poland sees more prolonged, widespread snowfall. Staying dry to the far north. Staying largely dry and fine for Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic States with scattered wintry showers a continued risk for coastal areas. Cloudier and breezier for Denmark but staying dry here.
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