High risk of severe wintry weather at the end of the month, say Met Office

There’s been a lot of talk about will the beast from the east return this winter and the Met Office has said that it could happen.

The effects of Sudden Stratospheric Warming which took place in December is likely to start having impact in late January and early February, which would lead to severe wintry weather.

Forecasters at the Met Office have confirmed that there is an enhanced risk of snow and widespread frost almost anywhere across the UK due to the SSW.

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Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Martin Young said: “The latest forecast suggests the highest risk of any severe wintry weather is from late January and into February.

“However, before this happens we expect a rather changeable and relatively mild spell over the weekend and early next week, with some rain for most of us.

“From the middle of next week, and especially during the last week of January and into early February, there is an increased likelihood of cold weather becoming established across all of the UK.

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“This would bring an enhanced risk of snow and widespread frost almost anywhere across the UK, but particularly across northern parts.

“However, the cold weather may not affect the whole of the UK and it is still possible that some milder and wetter interludes will intersperse this generally cold period, especially in the south.”

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