UK and Europe Weather forecast Latest (Jan 27): Cold remains in Scotland, sun shines on southern Europe
UK's weather forecast
Another cold start to the day for many of us with a widespread frost. However, cloud is increasing quite quickly from the west and there is already an area of rain together with some sleet across Ireland. This will be edging east woods this morning to bring rain into Southwest Scotland, Wales and Southwest England, which will be turning to snow mainly over high ground as it heads east. Brighter in the east at first but the cloud is getting thicker. This will lead to a cold and cloudy afternoon across many areas. Periods of rain, sleet and snow affecting much of western Scotland, northern England, the Midlands, Wales and southern England. Snow may become persistent across central and southern Scotland as well as over high ground of England. Highs at 3 to 5C, 10C in the far southwest and in western Ireland, said Weather.com
More snow in central Scotland tonight. There will be an area of rain, sleet and snow through this evening affecting much of northern, central and southern England although this should slowly clear eastwards. Then plenty of low cloud, especially in western areas with the risk of fog affecting western coast and hills. An area of more persistent rain may move through central Ireland and into Wales. Remaining dry and cold in northern Scotland. Lows at 0C in central Scotland, 6C further south.
Low pressure remains in control through Wednesday. It is going to be a rather cloudy day across many areas with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most of this in the west. Low cloud and fog will also affect many coasts and hills. It remains cold across much of Scotland although for northern and eastern England temperatures recover to near average. Milder across Ireland, Wales and much of the south and south-west of England. Highs at 2C in northern Scotland, 6C in northern England, 12C in southwest England and Ireland.
Outlook for January 28-29
Low pressure stays to the west of Ireland on Thursday. France will bring some heavy rain across much of Ireland and western and southern parts of the UK overnight. This will be pushing northwards to be affecting much of Scotland and parts of northern England on Thursday morning with the risk of some snow on its leading edge across parts of Scotland and the high ground of northern England. Becoming drier, mother and breezier for match of Ireland, England and Wales. There will be low cloud and fog over western and southern coast and hills with some drizzle here too. Dry elsewhere. Staying wet in northern Scotland throughout the day with snow turning to rain. Highs at 9 to 11C for many, 5C in northern Scotland.
New weather charts from Weather Outlook and WXCharts reveal a northeasterly Atlantic system from the Irish Sea will slam across the UK, before temperatures plunge this weekend. A band of snow will fall across northern Scotland and England, a distance of roughly 450 miles, on January 28.
WXCharts' snow depth models predict 8cm (3 inches) of snow in northern England - with much heavier snow forecast in Scotland. Snow depth in the Scottish Highlands could reach 37cm (14 inches) on Thursday - before rising to 40cm (17 inches) midway through the following week.
Forecast for early February
Saturday, February 6 is then expected to see 31 inches (80cm) in eastern areas of Scotland. Snow could also fall in western parts of England over the next couple of weeks, with (13cm) hitting the Lake District in the north west on Wednesday, February 3. Plymouth in the south west may also be blasted with (16cm) on Friday, February 5. Temperatures could also plunge as low as -12C in central Scotland on Saturday, February 6. Cumbria in the north west could see -7C hit on Thursday, February 4, while Manchester and Stoke are hit with -4C. London and Luton are likely to average 0C next week, while Bristol is hit with -2C on Saturday, February 6.
Dr Claire Kennedy-Edwards, a Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Company, warned wintry conditions potentially being caused by a split in the polar vortex at the start of next month. She told Express.co.uk: "Our latest forecast for February indicates it will be an increasingly cold month - colder than average across the UK. This is due to a weak stratospheric polar vortex (SPV) and related impacts of a recent sudden stratospheric warming event."
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Europe's weather forecast
Patchy outbreaks of rain spread from the northwest across much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands on Monday. Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Sicily too see patchy outbreaks of rain spread from north to south. This turns to sleet and snow over the Appennines and clears to leave a dry and fine day in the north. Rain spreads from Greece in western Turkey where it may be locally heavy. Showers follow for western Greece while eastern Turkey stays dry but increasingly cloudy.
Early snow clears from eastern France to leave a mostly dry and fine day here. Another band of patchy rain, sleet and snow arrives to the northwest later however and spreads across the Low Countries too. Snow for southern Germany while the rest of the country stays mostly dry but cloudy. Mostly dry and cloudy too with isolated snow showers for much of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Heavier snow falls over eastern Poland.
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Mostly dry and fine for Norway and Sweden with good spells of sun for southern Norway. An area of snowfall spreads across Finland and into northeastern parts of Sweden later. Early wintry showers clear north from western parts of the Baltic States before an area of heavier and more persistent snow arrives from the south later. Mostly cloudy with scattered wintry showers in Denmark.
Mostly dry for Spain and Portugal. Best of the sunshine in central and southern areas. Fair for much of the western Mediterranean too. A morning frost in central Italy then fine throughout the day. Few showers in western GreeceRain for the west of France. Dry in the east ad bright too with sunny spells. A fair day with some frost in the morning over the Low Countries and northern Germany. Poland will have a scattering of showers. Hungary will have some sunny spells and should be dry. Scattered showers in Austria and Switzerland.
Fine for Denmark and Sweden with good spells of sunshine. More snow in the Baltic States and Finland. Snow showers affecting the west of Norway, said Weather.com
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