Some small good news for fans of snow, but bad news for those hoping we’d reached the end of the cold weather. With Spring just ahead on the horizon, and British Summer Time set to kick in on March 26, London has a bitterly cold week still to come. There’s even a small potential for snow to hit the capital. A yellow weather warning has been issued alerting people to the possibility of snow and ice.
The weather warning
The yellow weather warning is in place from 9pm tonight (March 6) through to 10am tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7). A small amount of snow may accumulate in places, of between 1 and 2cm.
A further weather warning is also in place for Scotland and parts of North East England, highlighting the possibility of further snow and ice between midnight on Tuesday and 10am on Wednesday. This could lead to Scotland receiving between 5 and 10cm of snow. The other areas covered by the warning could see up to 5cm of snow.
Temperatures are also dipping, alongside the snow and sleet predicted. In fact, the coldest weather yet of the winter could be ahead of us. Temperatures in London will feel as low as -3°C on Wednesday, March 8. Highs for the week will largely hover between 2-8°C, with double digits not expected until Sunday’s forecasted high of 12°C.
Will it snow in London?
Obviously, we can’t explicitly say yes or no. But, at the time of writing, the Met Office is forecasting bouts of sleet and light snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will result in icy conditions, but it’s unlikely that snow will settle as it did last December.
Find out whether you’ll get snow with the Met Office’s week ahead forecast.
For the latest updates, and changes and alerts related to the weather warnings, head to the Met Office website.
And remember, stay safe and take care. There is the potential for transport to be disrupted, so plan ahead.