Met Office weather: Snow possible ‘almost everywhere’ in the UK this weekend

Despite the fact that sunshine has appeared recently, it looks like we are expecting a lot of winter weather in the coming days with the possibility of snow in almost all parts of the UK this weekend.

Among the latest Met Office updates for Cambridgeshire, we are expected to go through some cold, wet and frosty weeks, including a possible chance of snow when temperatures drop in December.

As we approach Christmas, the weather will continue to get worse, giving us those that are below freezing in the mornings and wet winter days.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather forecast for most of the UK for this Saturday (November 27) as a low pressure system brings strong winds and heavy rain while other areas expect snow and sleet reports Bristol Live.

Meteorologist for the Meteorological Office’s Deputy Chief Chris Almond said of the weather on Friday and Saturday: ‘Gusts are likely to reach 50 to 60 mph wide, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“In addition to strong winds, rain will also move south across the country on Friday, with showers increasingly turning into hills in the north.

“This wintry mix of showers will continue on Saturday, and although snow is possible almost everywhere away from the far south, accumulations are likely to be limited to hills.

“It’s going to be a windy period with potentially disruptive gales. These could cause some delays for road, rail, air and ferry transport with a small chance that exposed roads and bridges could close.

“There is a small risk of some damage to buildings, such as bricks blown from roofs and damage to temporary structures such as Christmas markets.

“On Sunday, all showers will be mainly confined to the eastern coastal areas, but there may still be some snow, but only over the hills.”

With Office East weather forecast

Today: A largely cold and light start with sunshine. However, the cloud will increase in the late morning, especially Norfolk, Suffolk and East Cambridgeshire, where a few windy showers are possible.

Maximum temperature 6C.

Tonight: Showers die away, leaving a largely dry, clear and cold night. Towards dawn, however, it will become more and more cloudy and windy as eruptions of rain spread to the northwest.

Minimum temperature -2C.

Friday: A mostly cloudy day with showers of rain, sometimes heavy, although some lighter periods are possible in the afternoon. Strong winds abate later in the day.

Maximum temperature 8C.

Prospects for Saturday to Monday: Very windy and cold Saturday with rain clearing up to showers, perhaps wintry off the coast. The wind decreases on Sunday as showers will be limited to the east. Monday fine, but cold.



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With Office UK long-range weather forecast

Monday 29 November to Wednesday 8 December:

Cloudy with a little rain in the west, spreading to the east on Monday, although some parts of the east may start dry and frosty, with lighter winds than at the latest in a period. Remains cold with early and perhaps late frost in places.

Gets largely uneasy during this period with rain and strong winds often moving in from the west or northwest. Some lighter and drier periods are likely, especially in the south and southeast.

Windy with a risk of gale force winds at times, especially in the north and northwest.

Temperatures will be milder than late in the south, but mostly quite cold in the north with the risk of hill snow as well as frost and ice.

Thursday 9 December to Thursday 23 December:

Overall, during this period it is expected to be turbulent and changeable with milder and wetter conditions than the average for most, leading to the risk of stormy conditions.

Perhaps it will become more firm in the southern regions for a period in the middle of this period, which will increase the risk of frost and fog when the sky becomes clear overnight. Mild for large parts of this period, but some short-term colder periods are possible.

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