White Halloween fears as Met Office forecast snow to hit within weeks

We could be set for some surprising snowfall at Halloween, according to forecasters at the Met Office.

Temperatures are expected to plummet towards the end of October after a warm spell has seen Brits bathe an unseasonably warm 20C in the last few days.

The snowy weather that will arrive in the next few weeks and reportedly take hold by November is expected to land on higher ground, to begin with.

Temperatures on Friday are expected to hit 20C in various places across England and Wales, with persistent rain beginning to clear from the northwest islands of Scotland after a wet few days.

The average temperature for this time of the year is 15C, writes YorkshireLive.

However, the Met Office has warned the nicer spells will not last, as temperatures will begin to drop after the weekend.

Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: “It’s going to be lovely and warm throughout the weekend."

“And it’s more than welcome after the heavy rainfall we saw at the start of the week."

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South-westerly winds are pulling in sub-tropical air, making it warm by day and mild by night, she added.

It will be the first time temperatures have risen above 20C in October since 2019.

The long-term forecast states: "Moving forward, wider dry spells are likely across the country, with the risk of overnight fog which will clear by day.”

"There is a chance of a colder settled period becoming established by early November."

Punters hoping to put their money on snowfall on December 25 for the popular 'white Christmas' betting market will have to wait until the end of November when bookies usually open the selection.

The weather agency has also said snow on higher ground is usual for this time of year.

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