28/02/2018 Weather for the Week Ahead


28/02/2018

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Hello. First came the bitterly cold air, then the snow,

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and more of us had snow on Tuesday,

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and there is more to come this week,

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into some areas that haven't seen much so far.

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"Bracing" is one word to describe

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this view from North Yorkshire on Tuesday.

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Doesn't it look lovely, though?

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And for those who say, "It's never a story unless it snows in London,"

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here's a view of some snow in London on Tuesday.

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Now, we know why it's so cold - well, we've talked about it enough -

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the air coming from Russia, Siberia.

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Bitterly cold across a large swathe of Europe and into the UK.

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The flow of air changing slightly - it was from the north-east,

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it's becoming more of an east-south-easterly flow

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coming in, and that's just changing the area

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seeing the heaviest snow showers over the next couple of days.

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And this is where the Met Office

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has an amber "be prepared" warning in force -

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parts of north-east England, up into eastern Scotland,

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much of the Central Belt as well.

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Widely within this zone, 5cm to 10cm.

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There will be more in places, especially on hills.

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Drifting in the wind as well.

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Some particularly nasty travelling conditions

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as these showers continue to feed in through Wednesday into Thursday.

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Elsewhere, the snow showers are more scattered during Wednesday,

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with sunny spells, but they're capable of delivering

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a few centimetres here and there.

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And, believe it or not, it's even colder -

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some places not getting above freezing.

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You factor in the wind and, for some,

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it will feel like it is minus double figures.

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So it's even colder, the wind actually is about to pick up

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a bit further as we go through Thursday into Friday.

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This area of low pressure, Iberia,

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named by the Portuguese weather service for impact there

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as Storm Emma, is going to feed up moisture -

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as you can see going into Thursday -

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into the cold air in place across the UK,

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and that means more snow. Not snow showers,

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but an area of more persistent snow feeding into parts

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of southern England, particularly south-west England, into Wales.

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The winds picking up as well -

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that means the risk of seeing some blizzards,

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and we still have snow showers feeding into eastern Scotland,

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a few for Northern Ireland.

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It is still bitterly cold for most.

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But this next area of snow is why the Met Office

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has another amber "be prepared" warning -

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you can see the area it covers for Thursday,

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where we could see some blizzards and significantly disruptive snow.

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So very much keep across this part of the forecast.

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Going into Friday, this area of snow expands

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and starts to push its way further north to Northern Ireland -

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you can see it's stretching down into south-east England.

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Something to play for in how heavy this snow is going to be,

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so again we'll keep you updated on that.

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Still some snow showers into eastern Scotland.

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It's a little less cold to the south of this area of snow.

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And that's another story as we go into the weekend.

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The big picture for the weekend is that area of low pressure.

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It's a complex pattern to the south-west,

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but it's dominated by low pressure.

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That's in control, so you know it's going to be unsettled.

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But look at this - this is rain showers feeding into southern parts.

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Less cold air feeding into the UK around this area of low pressure.

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You can see the flow of air - it's not from Russia, Siberia,

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it's coming up from the south-west.

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But still it's an easterly feed

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coming in to northern parts of the UK,

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particularly into Scotland.

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So although it is a little less cold, it is still cold enough

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to produce some snow, even going into the start of next week.

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So the picture into next week - it is less cold for many of us,

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particularly across southern parts of the UK.

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It's low pressure, so it's unsettled - it's often windy.

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It will be wet at times because it's low pressure,

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but because there's still some cold air,

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particularly across northern parts of the UK,

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we're not yet out of the woods when it comes to snow.

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But at least it's not going to be as bitterly cold

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as it is at the moment. And that's how it's looking.

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