Weather forecast UK tomorrow – Bitter -5C freeze on way and could last WEEKS thanks to 'Arctic Dome', Met Office warns

SNOW and ice could hit the country THIS WEEK as the Met Office has warned of a 2,000-mile wide "Artic dome" of cold air.

After the first signs of spring as Brits basked in 17C sun in parts of the UK, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

An Arctic blast is due to bring snow and a sub-zero freeze towards the end of the week.

The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff.

London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

Temperatures in the South East could hit a low of between -3 and -5C as cold air comes in from the North East.

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  • Alice Peacock

    BEAUTIFUL DAY ACROSS MUCH OF SCOTLAND

  • Alice Peacock

    CLOUD MAKING WAY FOR AFTERNOON SUN

    Satellite images of weather conditions over the UK show a clearing of cloud to create sunny conditions for most.

    According to Met Office forecasting, southern parts of the UK were most likely to have persistent clouds this afternoon.

  • Alice Peacock

    COOLER DAY AFTER SPRING-LIKE TEMPERATURES YESTERDAY

    The Spring-like temperatures felt over the UK over the past couple of days appear to have gone back into hiding, with things looking a little chillier today.

    BBC Weather forecaster Simon King said “maximum temperatures are getting up to about 11 or 13C, maybe up to 15C in south east Wales and the west country”.

    Yesterday marked the warmest day of the year for both Wales and Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office says Northern Ireland has recorded double digit figures today.

    A lush, spring like temperature of 14.8C was recorded in Derrylin today.

    And highs of 17.2C were recorded yesterday at Cardiff Bute Park, in Wales.

  • Alice Peacock

    WHY DID BEIJING'S SKIES TURN ORANGE EARLIER THIS WEEK?

    Beijing's skies turned orange on Monday – the result of a sandstorm which swept the city. More on this below:

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER WARNINGS THIS WEEK

    There are no weather warnings in place for the rest of the week.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    GLOBAL CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS AT ALL TIME HIGH SAYS MET OFFICE

    Global Carbon Dioxide levels are at an all-time high, the latest Met Office research has found.

    The levels are now 50% higher than when humanity embarked on the industrial revolution.

  • Alice Peacock

    SNOW & ICE ON THE CARDS IN COMING DAYS

    The Met Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide ‘Arctic dome’ of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week.

    After the first signs of spring, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

    The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

    It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

    London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

  • Alice Peacock

    TUESDAY WAS WARMEST DAY OF 2021 SO FAR

  • Alice Peacock

    WESTERN PARTS BEST PLACED FOR SOME AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

    Western parts of the UK are best placed for some sunshine this afternoon.

    According to Met Office reports, the southwest of Britain is in for rising temperatures and sunshine over the afternoon.

    Over in the east, it will be a little chillier, with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing to the south.

  • Alice Peacock

    TODAY IS THE SPRING EQUILUX

    Today is the Spring equilux, which means we have 12 hours of daylight, and days will now be longer than nights.

    The equilux occurs a few days before the spring equinox.

    More on this from ITV weather, below:

  • Alice Peacock

    LONG-RANGE FORECAST FOR APRIL

    Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur, according to the Met Office.

    The weather in the northwest will be changeable and unsettled, and there is a slight possibility that some of the wet and windy weather may push southwards into central areas at times, allowing clearer but showery weather into the northwest.

    Conditions look to be drier than average for most.

    Temperatures are expected to be near or milder than average, with any cooler interludes likely to be short-lived, and mostly in the north.

    With the year progressing and temperatures warming, there is an increased chance of afternoon showers, even in the settled southeast.

  • Alice Peacock

    WIND SPEED COULD REACH 100MPH IN MAINLAND UK THIS WEEK

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds-on at 4-9 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the week .

    The firm go 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded in March, while it is 5-4 to be the wettest month on record.

    “We are set for more gales over the next few days and as a result our betting suggests the wind speed could even reach 100mph in the mainland before the end of the week,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “With heavy downpours also on their way, the odds have also been cut on this month ending as the wettest March on record in the UK,” added Hill.

  • Alice Peacock

    CORAL CUTS ODDS TO 2-1 ON SNOW FALLING IN ANY MAJOR CITY BEFORE END OF MARCH

    Coral has cut the odds to 2-1 on snow falling in any major city in the UK before the month is out.

    The firm makes it 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the weekend.

    They go 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded in March, while it is 5-4 to be the wettest month on record.

    “We are not far away from spring now, however, the weather over the last few days is a reminder we are not done with winter just yet,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “The odds have been slashed in half on snow falling in any major UK city before the end of this month.”

  • Alice Peacock

    THREE-WEEK ‘POLAR SPRING’ TO KEEP SCOTLAND IN THE COLD

    Scotland’s coldest winter for 10 years is expected to drag on thanks to a 2,000-mile ‘Arctic dome’ of cold air bringing a three-week ‘polar spring’.

    Brian Gaze at Weather Outlook warned it could plunge to lows of -5C in Scotland, with other areas of the UK averaging 0C.

    Northerly winds will bring freezing air and the potential for “snow showers”.

  • Alice Peacock

    COOLER DAY AFTER SPRING-LIKE TEMPERATURES YESTERDAY

    The Spring-like temperatures felt over the UK over the past couple of days appear to have gone back into hiding, with things looking a little chillier today.

    BBC Weather forecaster Simon King said "maximum temperatures are getting up to about 11 or 13C, maybe up to 15C in south east Wales and the west country".

    Yesterday marked the warmest day of the year for both Wales and Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office says Northern Ireland has recorded double digit figures today.

    A lush, spring like temperature of 14.8C was recorded in Derrylin today.

    And highs of 17.2C were recorded yesterday at Cardiff Bute Park, in Wales.

  • Alice Peacock

    WIND SPEED COULD REACH 100MPH IN MAINLAND UK THIS WEEK

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds-on at 4-9 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the week .

    The firm go 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded in March, while it is 5-4 to be the wettest month on record.

    “We are set for more gales over the next few days and as a result our betting suggests the wind speed could even reach 100mph in the mainland before the end of the week,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “With heavy downpours also on their way, the odds have also been cut on this month ending as the wettest March on record in the UK,” added Hill.

  • Alice Peacock

    FINE, BRIGHT START TO A FAIRLY SETTLED DAY

    It won’t be quite as warm and sunny as yesterday for most of us, but it's still a fine day ahead.

    BBC Weather forecaster Simon King said it's a "largely dry and bright start to the day".

    "We've got a bit of rain affecting the far north of Scotland, that will gradually clear."

    "There will be some sunny spells for most areas through this morning."

    Many parts of England and Wales can expect to see some cloud settling in over the afternoon and into this evening.

  • Alex Winter

    WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TODAY?

  • Alex Winter

    TUESDAY WAS WARMEST DAY OF 2021 SO FAR

  • Alex Winter

    'ARCTIC DOME' WILL BRING SNOW & ICE IN COMING DAYS

    The Met Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide 'Arctic dome' of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week.

    After the first signs of spring, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

    The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

    It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

    London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

  • Katie Davis

    LONG-RANGE FORECAST FOR APRIL

    Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur, according to the Met Office.

    The weather in the northwest will be changeable and unsettled, and there is a slight possibility that some of the wet and windy weather may push southwards into central areas at times, allowing clearer but showery weather into the northwest.

    Conditions look to be drier than average for most.

    Temperatures are expected to be near or milder than average, with any cooler interludes likely to be short-lived, and mostly in the north.

    With the year progressing and temperatures warming, there is an increased chance of afternoon showers, even in the settled southeast.

  • Katie Davis

    WEDNESDAY'S FORECAST

    Western and southwestern areas seeing pleasantly warm sunny spells once any mist clears.

    Cloudier in north and east, with scattered showers in southeastern areas.

    A little drizzle in the northwest.

  • Katie Davis

    TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES

    Tuesday brought a mix bag of weather across the country, with some enjoying spring-like temperatures while others were subject to rain.

    The highest temperature was recorded in Pershore, Worcesterhire, at 17.9C, while the lowest was reported in Baltasound, Shetland Islands, at -2.8C.

    Loch Glascarnoch saw the most amount of rain, at 14.6mm.

  • Katie Davis

    CORAL CUTS ODDS TO 2-1 ON SNOW FALLING IN ANY MAJOR CITY BEFORE END OF MARCH

    Coral has cut the odds to 2-1 on snow falling in any major city in the UK before the month is out.

    The firm makes it 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the weekend.

    They go 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded in March, while it is 5-4 to be the wettest month on record.

    “We are not far away from spring now, however, the weather over the last few days is a reminder we are not done with winter just yet,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “The odds have been slashed in half on snow falling in any major UK city before the end of this month.”

  • Katie Davis

    FLOOD ALERTS IN FORCE

    The Environment Agency has issued 16 flood alerts across the country.

    That means flooding is possible and those living in the area should be prepared.

    View the list here

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