01/03/2018 Weather for the Week Ahead


01/03/2018

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Hello, it's been called the Beast from the East

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and some said at the start of this week it arrived with only a whimper.

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"Where's my snow?" they said. Well, now clearly it's found its voice

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and you know that if you're in Scotland's central belt,

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where on Wednesday the Met Office issued a red warning, the highest

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level for snow and the first for snow in the UK for four years,

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and Edinburgh very much in the zone.

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And the severe travel disruption will continue on into Thursday.

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We've seen this before.

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The snow showers coming in on a bitterly cold flow from the east,

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but look at the circulation in the atmosphere to the south of the UK.

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Anticlockwise around an area of low pressure.

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Here it is, it's been called Storm Emma,

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and it's about to shunt its moisture northwards into that cold air,

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and that means for some of us, Thursday into Friday, not just

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snow showers but a longer spell of more persistent snow on the way.

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But it's certainly a messy situation wherever you are for Thursday

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morning but particularly in those parts of Scotland, seeing the

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heaviest and most frequent snow showers as the snow piles up.

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Parts of north-east England, too, with those snow showers.

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And then southern England into Wales, cloudier skies and outbreaks

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of snow developing here on another bitterly cold day wherever you are,

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the wind picking up in the south, so wind chill in Cardiff,

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for example, it will feel like -10.

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It's the first day of March, the first day of

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meteorological spring. Remarkable doesn't quite cover it.

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And then the snow really gets going later Thursday, Thursday night,

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particularly across parts of south-west England and Wales,

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where there's a Met Office amber "be prepared" warning in force.

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And not just heavy, disruptive snow in places but drifting and potential

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blizzards in the strong wind here, and perhaps the slightly less cold

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air begins to reach in from the south, some at risk of seeing

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freezing rain, too, so some nasty icy conditions

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going into Friday morning. And still all the while,

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the snow showers are peppering eastern Scotland.

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And then a broader area of snow from south-east England,

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perhaps into parts of Northern Ireland for a time on Friday.

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Within this zone, varying intensities

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but a good few centimetres in some spots

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and of course travel disruption.

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All of that feeding northwards Friday night into Saturday morning,

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weakening as it does so.

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But it's still further snow and then the hint of another disturbance

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coming to the south on Saturday.

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Again, reaching into that cold air, on its northern flank

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it'll start to produce snow as we go Saturday night and into Sunday.

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It is less cold the further south you are,

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especially into the Channel Islands.

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We have a broad area of low pressure to the south-west of us

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through the weekend into the start of next week

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just chucking off little smaller disturbances at times

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which take the moisture northwards across the UK.

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And there is a battle to see how long the cold air lasts

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and the milder air takes over at some stage next week.

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Look at the circulation around the low pressure here.

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We're still in the blue, even though the wind flow here for some appears

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to be from the south. What's going on?

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Well, we have enough cold air coming in from the south-east

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going around the area of low pressure.

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And look, it just comes back into the UK.

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It's become less cold as it does so but we're never really

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tapping into some milder Atlantic air from the south-west,

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which is why although it's less cold, it is still cold enough next

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week to bring the risk of further snow.

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We know it's unsettled cos it's low pressure, it'll be wet and windy

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at times, we know there's a bit of a battle going on for when

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and how long it'll take to get that milder air into the UK,

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but as long as that battle takes place next week, there is

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a risk of seeing some further snow,

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mainly across the northern half of the UK, but maybe not only here.

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The Beast from the East is in. It's in no hurry to go home.

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