We’re now well in the throes of winter, Londoners are clutching onto their hot water bottles for dear life, piling on the blankets at night and feeling all around frosty. But with low temperatures comes the opportunity of snow.
It’s already snowed up in the northeast of England and down in the southwest, but when exactly is it going to flurry its way to the capital? Sadly London didn’t manage to get a white Christmas in 2023 and the holidays were instead celebrated with rain and storms, but hey ho, Londoners must be pretty used to having a wet Christmas by now. Well, I have some news (good or bad, depending on how you feel about snow): London can hold out hope to get a dusting of snow this January.
Accuweather has predicted that we might be getting snow on January 15-17, January 19 and 25. The Met Office’s predictions fall within the same week as Accuweather’s, saying “There is an increasing likelihood of northerly winds developing, introducing colder air once more. With this comes the risk of snow showers, especially around windward coasts along with overnight frost and ice.”
Don’t start planning your snow day just yet, though. Knowing London, it’s not exactly going to be postcard-worthy and weather predictions can be fickle. I imagine it’s going to be a slightly sad swirl of snow that will melt into a pile of slush the moment it hits the ground. But still – snow!
The UK has been battered by storms this winter season, Storm Henk being the most recent and the eighth storm named this winter so even if a dusting of snow doesn’t cover London, we’ll still be glad for some drier (but still freezing) weather. As for February, there may also be a chance of snow as Accuweather’s forecast predicts that on February 3,4 and 11 London could be getting a mix of snow and rain. We’d really rather do it with just the snow but beggars can’t be choosers.