UK and Europe Weather forecast Today (Feb 6): Heavy rain for Spain, snow continue to affect Scotland
UK's weather forecast
Tonight & February 6
With low pressure dominating the UK weather and its center sitting over the Irish Sea, a mix of rain, sleet, and snow is expected across much of Scotland, mainly affecting eastern and central areas with blizzards over higher ground. The west seeing the driest conditions. There will be a brisk and bitter easterly wind setting up too across the north. Further south, expect showery rain to affect mainly Wales and western parts of England allowing for eastern areas to stay largely dry with the best of any sunshine towards the southeast. Highs at degree Celsius across Scotland and a milder 10 degree Celsius in the south of England.
Snow will continue to affect Scotland tonight, mainly eastern into central areas, as an easterly wind continues to blow. Showery rain will push into northern England and will turn to snow over higher ground mainly but could potentially reach lower levels too. Rain, sleet, and snow will also continue to affect north Wales with rain affecting western coasts as the night progress seeing conditions to largely dry up further south. Lows at 1 to 5 degree Celsius but across northern Scotland and the higher ground including Wales lows dip to between -3 and 0 degree Celsius.
Low pressure moves to the south of England on Saturday with high-pressure north of Scotland, allowing for continued easterly wind and snow to continue to affect eastern areas of Scotland pushing into central areas with driest conditions towards the west. A mix of rain and sleet, snow possible over higher ground, towards northeast England. Rain looks to affect central and southern England, particularly the southeast through the afternoon. Highs at 2 degree Celsius in Scotland but feeling colder in the wind. Highs at 6 to 7 degree Celsius in England.
|London snow mapped: Weather warnings for the UK this week (Photo: MET OFFICE)|
Outlook for February 7 - 8
Very cold air will push southwards at the weekend making it very cold next week with snow expected. Through the weekend a brisk and bitter easterly wind will set up shop across the country, and very cold air will penetrate throughout lasting through next week. Snow flurries are likely to occur in the east, particularly the southeast on watch at the weekend with possible snow, but snow showers are likely to also push further inland. Severe overnight frost could occur when winds are lighter.
Becoming very cold through Sunday as the east to north-east wind persists. Further snow flurries affecting eastern coasts, perhaps most persistent across East Anglia and parts of southeast England. Always tending to be drier and brighter in the west which is where the best of any sunshine will be. Highs at 0 to 4 degrees Celsius overall, but feeling much colder in the wind.
A cold day for Monday with further snow flurries across the eastern coast and hills. Once again it remains dry in the west with the best of any sunshine here, especially over the western coast of Wales, western Scotland, and the western coast of Devon and Cornwall. Highs at -1 to 3 degree Celsius.
London snow mapped: Where will it snow in London this weekend?
Snowfall in London is a rare sight, with little more than a flurry in the UK capital during the winter months. Londoners felt an Arctic presence at the end of January when weather systems deposited an inch of snow over the city in just one day.
The Met Office has unleashed several weather warnings for snow and ice, starting from today for some parts of the country and continuing into next week. Scotland faces amber snow alerts, while the rest of the country, London included, has yellow warnings starting from Saturday, February 6. They almost entirely cover the country's east coast from Scotland to London until Monday, February 8. The Met Office forecast covers the whole city, meaning few areas will likely escape the wintry blast.
For most, snowfall will start in the early hours, between 12 am, and 3 am, and continue for 15 to 24 hours. Weather forecasters said it is possible some locations within the warning may not experience any snow, however. The Met Office said: "Cold air, along with snow showers to low levels pushing inland from the North Sea, is expected to spread south during the weekend. Not all locations will see snow, with the showers likely to miss some places altogether. In addition to the showers, there is a chance that an extended period of more persistent snowfall could impact parts of the Midlands and southeast England overnight Saturday and through Sunday".
"This is all likely to bring areas of accumulating snow through the period with some icy stretches developing, with some parts seeing five to 10cm, possibly 15cm of snow. Although disruption from this event could occur anywhere within this region, the Midlands and southeast England is the area most likely to see disruptive snow accumulating more widely, from later Saturday until the middle of Sunday. The final snow warning for the east coast expires at 11.59 pm on February 8."
|Photo: Weather Online|
Snow could fall at the following locations:
Central, Tayside & Fife
East of England
Highlands & Eilean Siar
London & South East England
North East England
North West England
Orkney & Shetland
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
South West England
Yorkshire & Humber
*Also Read: UK and Europe Weather Forecast February 2021: Accurate Average Temperatures, How Sunny or Snowy
|Photo: Weather Online|
Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & February 6
Rain, some of it heavy, across Portugal and the west of Spain for the rest of Friday. Sunny and warm for eastern Spain and the Balearics. Corsica and Sardinia will be warm with lots of sunshine and it will be staying warm and sunny across Italy too. Lots of sunshine to come for Greece and for most of Turkey and staying dry.
Cloud through central parts of France bringing some showers here. Brighter in southern France and warm as well. Some broken cloud for the north of France, a few showers in the north-west. The Low Countries will have broken cloud and will be mostly dry was Germany will have some rain in the north and showers through central areas. Poland will be dry with some sunshine and it should stay dry with lots of sunshine in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland should both be dry too.
Breezy with some rain in the far south of Denmark but mostly fine for most of the country. Sweden should be mostly dry with sunshine in the south although a few showers could affect the eastern coast. The Baltic states will be breezy and cold whilst Finland also stays cold and breezy with a fair amount of cloud. Norway is going to remain cold with some snow showers in the north but southern areas should be dry.
|Chance of snow over Europe. (Photo: Weather Online)|
As for tomorrow, the area of low pressure over Spain will push rain across the country, clearing western areas and much of Portugal by late in the day. Largely dry and fine and feeling warm but with a brisk wind across the Balearic Islands. There is the risk of an isolated shower particularly later on in the day. Dry for Italy and its surrounding islands. Dry and warm for Greece and Turkey too.
France will become cloudier and increasingly wet as the day progresses as an area of low pressure moves in. Driest of conditions to the southeast. Breezy along the coasts. Rain will also push across the Low Countries with brisk winds towards the coasts also. A band of rain across central Germany will migrate further north through the day but it will be dry elsewhere. A brisk easterly wind to the north but slacker winds towards the south. It a dry morning for Switzerland but some rain is expected by the afternoon. Dry for Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Balkan States. Staying largely dry across Poland.
Breezy but mainly dry across Denmark. Feeling cold though. Largely dry and fine with plenty of sunshine across Norway, Sweden, and Finland although some snow showers could affect some coastal regions here. Snow showers are expected through the Baltic States.
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