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Exact date of snow blast predicted as Brits warned to wrap up for icy October

Forecasters at netweather.tv predict snow will fall first on the whole of Wales by 6am on October 24 before going on to sweep northern parts of England and over the Scottish border

Meteorologists have predicted snow will first hit Wales by 6am on October 24

Forecasters have predicted when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing as Brits are warned to wrap up for an icy October.

Temperatures have already seen a noticeable drop as autumn gets in full swing, with the nights drawing in and a chill in the air.

Snow is expected to fall across Wales and Scotland’s west coast on October 24, according to netweather.tv.

While the rest of England is likely to spared, the north will still feel the chill.

Accuweather meteorologists expect a large weather front to bring cold and stormy conditions to UK shores which will last into November.

This air mass will cause temperatures to plummet in some areas with freezing expected as October comes to a close.



Freezing temperatures are also expected across northern parts of England and Scotland by October 25
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October 24 is the suggested date for the mercury to drop to 0C north of the Scottish border with some parts of the country expecting lows of -1C.

While Scotland freezes, temperatures will remain at 4C across England. However, some areas of in the north will plummet below -2C .

Scotland could also reach this same low by October 25.

These icy conditions will remain through October 26 – with most of England still balancing above the freezing point.

Some parts of northern Scotland and the east coast of England will stay a little warmer – with the UK’s highest temperature of 5C.



The 4C temperature drop is lower than normal for this time of year
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The predicted temperature drop is up to 4C lower than it should be for this time of year.

Brian Gaze, director and forecaster for The Weather Outlook, told the Express there could be “night time frosts” laying in store for the end of the month.

He said: ”Towards the end of the month, some computer models are indicating that high pressure will become centred to the north or west of the UK.

“If that happens there would be a growing likelihood of colder weather leading to a risk of night time frosts becoming quite widespread.

“There could be sleet or snow showers over high ground in the northern half of the UK.”



Forecasters say the icy conditions are being brought to UK shores by an Atlantic weather system heading east
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On Monday Brits were warned to get wrapped up to prepare for a cold blast from a polar vortex bringing snow by November.

After a warm start to October the mercury is starting to drop while frost and snow are around the corner according to the Met Office.

For mid-October the temperature is predicted to be typical for the time of year but then the north of the country is going to feel more of a bite in the air.

Forecasters have said that the freezing weather is being brought by an Atlantic weather system heading east.



Temperatures across the rest of the UK will be typical for this time of year, though northern parts will feel the chill
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The Met Office said: “Temperatures mostly near average through the start of this period (October), although becoming colder in the north with rural areas seeing frost.

“High pressure and mostly dry conditions across the southeast at first while further spells of rain and stronger winds arrive across the northwest, spreading into southern parts too at times.

“These more unsettled conditions likely to become established more widely towards the latter part of this period.”

So a white Halloween is a possibility for parts of the country and the cold weather is likely to continue into November.

Weather forecaster John Hammond has said that the freezing weather could also be brought about due to the weakening of the polar vortex with less strong winds than normal over the Arctic circle.

“There are signs of the stratosphere experiencing an unusual warming in the next few days, causing the polar vortex above the Arctic Circle to become less strong than normal later in October,” he told The Sun

“These high-altitude winds normally intensify as we head towards winter.

“So an unusual weakening of the polar vortex may well have impacts on our weather later through autumn and into early winter.

“Sudden stratospheric warming events can sometimes lead the polar vortex to go into reverse, which can have dramatic impacts on winter weather and increase the chances of severe cold.”


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