SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IN FORCE ISSUED ON 4-2-18 heavy snow now being reported across the England and Wales
If you've been following metjeffuk on Twitter you know we have studying output from the global weather models over the last week or so you should you would of also seen my long range video dated 29-11-17 when i forecast a very cold February and you would of have realised by now there are signs on a very cold spell of weather at the end of this week and into the weekend as high pressure builds across the UK and then drifts North which allows a more Easterly flow to develop.
Easterly winds at this time of the year aren't too uncommon, but thanks to the rapidly increasing daylight hours we tend to find that just a plain old Easterly off the near continent lacks the bite which it would normally have if it occurred say during the middle of January.
But, and this is very different, eastern Europe as/are experiencing one of the coldest winters on record with record snowfall in Moscow the air which is locked away in the Arctic circle as escaped due to SSW and now is heading westwards towards the UK /Ireland this air is very cold and now making for a very different ball game.
So when do we expect the cold to hit and how severe ?
The time frame is changing but we think it go something like this.
Wednesday 21-2-18 Friday 23-2-18
Cold air spreads in to eastern England with sleety showers high of 6C/43 low of 3C/37F
Saturday 24-2-18 Sunday 25-2-18
Showers turning increasingly to Snow away from coasts moderate falls possible. Highs of 4C/39F lows 0C/32F
Monday26-2-18 Wednesday 28th - 2 -18
Very cold strong NE or East wind making it feel bitterly with a windchill of -10C heavy and frequent snow showers around eastern and southern coasts the showers penetrate well inland, while south west England may see a prolonged spell of heavy snow with Blizzards conditions Highs of 0C/32F and a low of -18C
Thursday 1-3-18 Friday 2-3-18
Snow showers almost anywhere very cold Highs of 0C/32F and a low of -18C
This may change, It's something which we will be monitoring throughout the course of this week.
Keep with Metjeffuk for updates
Where ever you go and Whatever the weather enjoy it!
Jeff J Chief forecaster Metjeffuk.com
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