Norwich Weather Live-Streams shared the weather information, there is the end of the cold spell forecast many people have been praying for, and some of them are sad to see come around as people were probably hoping it would last till Christmas.
There is going to bring a lot of rain in the entire United Kingdom. There will be some snow mixed in as well, as it runs up against the cold air. The worst of the snow looks like it will be over Wales, the western Midlands, northern England and Scotland.
The snow will have some impacts on travel, but the biggest risk is that people could see will be ice and possible flash flooding.
Here is the reason for this outcome, in most of the parts still have ice and snow on the ground. The ground is rock hard, well below freezing and will take a good number of hours to soften up in the west, and the north will snow before it turns to rain.
Once it turns to rain, people will see a large melting effect, and there will be nowhere for the water to go for a good couple of hours due to the frozen ground.
As the rain hits the frozen ground, it is likely to form a thin layer of ice. Which will mean extremely dangerous conditions are possible many places have been seeing night time temps of -5 to -9, so the ground will be frozen for a good 6 inches in places yes, people will see some nice air temps coming in with 12 to 14 c for Monday but there is a chance it could take at least 24 hours or more for the frost to come out of the ground so water can soak away properly once more.
“We will also have wind to deal with for high-sided vehicles could be a problem in the open, exposed areas. Also, there may be a chance of freezing rain. This is a very rare phenomenon and will be hit-and-miss. Here is a description of freezing rain and how it forms.”
They mentioned in the statement, “So please take great care wherever you are. Just because it’s going to rain and be warmer won’t mean the dangers are gone for a short time. We could see worse conditions in places, so here’s my warning for you all I will also grab you the Met office ones.”
1) RISK OF SNOW AND ICE FOR WESTERN ENGLAND, WALES, NORTHERN ENGLAND, AND SCOTLAND.
2) RISK OF FLASH ICE FOR THE WHOLE OF THE UK THIS IS ICE THAT FORMS WHEN IN CONTACT WITH FROZEN GROUND.
3) RISK OF FLASH FLOODING IN PLACES DUE TO FROZEN GROUND CONDITIONS AND MELTING SNOW WITH HEAVY RAIN.
4) SLIGHT RISK TO HIGH-SIDED VEHICLES IN EXPOSED AREAS (FOR EXAMPLE, BRIDGES AND HILL TOPS).
The above warnings are warnings I am giving out to watch off. These are by no means given by the met office or any other weather authority. As I said, I would post the met office ones separately in the pictures.
So let’s now get on with the main forecast.
Read here the full weather update:
Saturday night /Sunday
Saturday night will be the last real cold night we have for at least a while now temps will drop to -2 for much of East Anglia, and there will be a nippy south-easterly breeze as we go through the night tonight. It should be a mostly clear night in the east with just a chance of some high clouds at times. By the early hours of 5 am onwards, we should start to see the cloud move in from the low to the southwest. We will also see the winds slowly pick up.
Elsewhere will see a cold night also, with central England, Wales, and northern England seeing -2 to -3. Scotland will see a very cold night again, with temperatures down to -1 to -9 on the hills. The night will start off clear for most of England and Wales, but clouds will start to move from midnight onwards, and we will see the winds start to pick up early morning by 7 am. We could see gusts of 40 -45 mph for southern Ireland and the southwest of England.
Northern England and Scotland will still see a few snow showers at times, with northeastern Scotland seeing the clearest weather for the night.
Sunday will start off a cold and windy wet day for most but things will soon change as we go through the day temps will start to rise from the southwest, and we could see 12 or even 13c in the southwest by the end of the day.
The reason for the rise in temps is due to low pressure coming from the southwest, which is also bringing a lot of rain our way. Now, as this hits the cold air, we could see it turning to snow in places, especially on higher grounds now. The most likely places to see snow will be the southwest, west Midlands, northern England and Scotland.
There could also be a chance of freezing rain in places with any snow, though it will soon turn to rain. We could see winds gusting up to 50-60mph, alone on southern and western coastlines at times. Inland we could see gusts up to 50mph, a touch higher in exposed areas.
By the late evening, we should see much warmer nighttime temps for all of England and Wales, and it should be a frost-free night. But the ground itself could well be frozen. Still, there will be widespread heavy rain at times, and there is a chance we could see some flash flooding in places, more so for areas that have snow on the ground or that see the worst of the rain on frozen ground. Some parts could see as much as 10 to 15mm per hour of rain.
Sunday night / Monday
It will be a windy night for most, with coastal areas seeing the worst of the winds bands of rain will continue to move across the UK throughout the night. Some of these could be very heavy at times. By 6 am Monday, we could see 12-13c in the southwest and 10-11c in the east, with 5-7c for northern England.
Monday will be a grey, wet, windy day for us all in the UK. Once again, we could see gusts of 45-55mph inland and 60 -65 mph on coastlines.
Some parts of western Scotland may avoid the winds tho we will see bands of rain come and go as the day plays out. Scotland also may continue to see snow on high-ground areas where the temps could stay close to freezing for a time. We could see it the best of any dryer weather in the east and the southeast by the evening, but there will still be a chance for a shower or two.