Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Becoming colder, becoming unsettled with a chance of…snow.

Yes, there is actually a chance of snow this weekend before winter even arrives. A chance, not a guarantee, and I’m sure it will be marginal all the way until the event.

Thanks to Phillipa for the photograph. I was hoping someone would send me something wintry to use.

Clear skies to start tonight, a frost possible at first though low cloud developing for much of the latter part of the night, perhaps fog in one or two places. Down to around 0’C, though ticking up a tad later in the night.

Wednesday sees the next plunge of colder northerly air arrive.

Generally dull and cloudy, any mist/fog will clear fairly swiftly though. The odd spot of drizzle possible, 8’C. Cloudy overnight, a little patchy rain – cloud clearing south around dawn, 4’C.

Thursday morning will be sunny. Some cloud in the afternoon, but sunny spells also. Feeling cold in the northerly wind, 6’C. Clear spells overnight, down to around 0’C with a frost for most, remaining breezy.

Friday sees low pressure spread down from the north which is going to make things interesting.

A band of showery rain will spread south in the morning, followed by sunshine and heavy showers. It will be windy with temperatures around 7’C at best – not impossible that the heavy showers could have a wintry mix, say some soft hail/sleet but most likely everything falls as rain.

Overnight will see further showers spread south, and these could easily fall as sleet or snow, or a general mix of rain, sleet and snow. No guarantee that they will develop yet, or head this way, but more likely than not we’ll see some form of feature with showers. Could easily be rain, could easily be snow – impossible to state this far out as the conditions are marginal. Down to around 0’C, winds likely strong – a small chance of gales.

A covering of snow would not be too much of a surprise.

Saturday has plenty of uncertainty about it. Showery rain/sleet and/or snow will be probable at times, especially in the morning. Sunshine uncertain. Winds strong – perhaps with gales. Should there be any snow on the ground in the morning, I wouldn’t expect it to take too long to melt. Temperatures, 4’C at best but feeling much colder. Wintry showers fading overnight, down to around 0’C with a frost likely.

Sunday probably cold and dry with sunny spells. Around 4’C and winds easing. A sharp frost likely overnight, down to around -3’C.

Monday looks fairly cold with a little light rain.

Milder for Tuesday.

Probably cooler for the rest of next week with some rain and strong winds at times.

Next forecast will be on Friday.

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