London weather: Met Office maps suggest ‘possible’ 4cm of snow in hours
The Met Office is predicting potential snow showers tonight blowing into London from the north, particularly on the higher ground as last week’s glorious weather quickly fades from memory. Posting an update on the weather forecast on Tuesday afternoon, the forecaster warned Londoners to watch out for a possible “slush” of 1-4cm on Wednesday night.
A look at overnight temperatures in London will explain this sudden chance of snowfall, as the temperature drops to 2C in North London at midnight, with a real feel from the wind chill below -4C at 3 am in Barnet. We can also see from the Met Office forecast that in the same borough there is a 60% chance of snowfall for five hours from midnight tonight until 5am Thursday.
During the day today there is still a chance of seeing the White Stuff in the capital, but it’s much slimmer with just a 40% chance in the lowlands of the Midlands and far north of London, although the hills may see isolated snowfall set in . Further north in Scotland and northern England snow is more likely during the day with 1-2cm expected on hills over 100m.
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In a tweet warning of Tuesday’s forecast, the Met Office said: ‘Snow expected tomorrow. Whilst snowfall is less likely at this time of year, some will be expected, mainly on higher ground.’ Along with the written message, the tweet also shared a graph explaining the distribution of snowfall.
Luckily the worst weather won’t reach far beyond the north of the city, a quick analysis of the weather in central London shows that while we can expect rain all night with a 60 per cent chance , there is no snow forecast, although it will still be desperately cold at 2C with a feeling of -2C.
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