UK weather forecast – Britain SPLIT between glorious wintry sun and thick cloud today… will YOU see the good weather?
BRITAIN’S weather will be divided down the middle today – with some basking in glorious wintry sunshine while others will endure dreary thick cloud.
Weather watchers in the South will enjoy wall-to-wall sunshine for much of Wednesday as temperatures here reach mid-to-high single figures.
Met Office The weather map will be split today – with sunshine in the South and cloud in the North[/caption]
But it will be an entirely different picture for the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – where cloud cover will make for a grey day.
Here, temperatures will struggle to reach above 3-4C – with the risk of scattered showers making for an even more bleak scene.
In a weather update, forecasters from Meteogroup UK said: “It will be dry and sunny for central, southern and western areas.
“However, it will be mostly cloudy along eastern coasts as well as much of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Ventusky The cloudy weather will make it a dreary day for some – while it will be clear and bright for others[/caption]
“In the afternoon, rain will affect Scotland and Northern Ireland, most of which will be light and patchy. Gentle winds for most.”
But a similar North-South split tonight will see frost develop in the South as northern parts stay insluated by the blanket of cloud.
Meteogroup forecasters added: “A cloudy night for most, although there will be clear spells in the south, leading to a frost in places.
“There will be patchy rain for Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Wales, mostly early on.
“There is a risk of mist and fog in the north, especially over hills. Gentle winds.”
The weather chart shows that parts of Scotland and Northern England are covered in snow and rain for the forecast on January 15WXcharts.EU
But Brits have been warned to enjoy the settled weather while it lasts – ahead of the dreaded return of the “Beast from the East”.
Stormy weather including heavy snow and freezing temperatures are set to hit through March, Met Office weather forecasters.
The “Beast from the East” will return to batter Britain with heavy snow and freezing temperatures through March, the Met Office weather forecasters have confirmed.
The same UK weather warnings and patterns from last year that sparked the cold wave have been spotted again.
It said a sudden stratospheric warning had appeared during the Christmas period when there was a sharp increase in temperatures.
When this happens in the Arctic it can lead to a rush of cold air blowing eastwards across Europe in the next couple of weeks, bringing freezing temperatures to the continent.
An icy blast of freezing Siberian winds bringing frosty temperatures and heavy snow to most of the UK early last year is what caused the Beast from the East, a Met Office forecaster said.
However, the Met Office stressed some parts of Britain will see above average temperatures for January over the weekend.
The Beast from the East is predicted to return this yearGetty Images – Getty
The Met Office has said temperatures will stay average for now as the map reflects the forecast for 9am on Wednesday morningMET OFFICE
Spokesman Grahame Madge said that another Beast from the East could not be ruled out, but the current forecast suggests there will be stable weather conditions.
He said: “Last year there was a classic set-up with the Beast from the East, there was an event in the Arctic – sudden stratospheric warming – where the stratosphere warms rapidly.
“That triggers, generally, a change in the direction of winds across Europe at surface level. The upshot is that normally when this happens in the Arctic you get easterly winds and that’s what happened last year.
“But although that warming has happened in the Arctic already just prior to Christmas, we are not seeing any change in an easterly pattern.”
This weather map reflects the forecast in northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland at 9am on Thursday morningMET OFFICE
The Met Office says temperatures are stable as the map reflects Wednesday morning at 9amMET OFFICE
UK surface pressure forecast for 12pm WednesdayMET OFFICE
Mr Madge added that Britain would see above average temperatures at the weekend, but it is not possible to rule out a cold snap as many parts of Europe are facing “significant” chills and heavy snow.
He added: “There have been some parts of Europe that have experienced quite significant cold, heavier-than-average snow in countries like Austria and in northern and central Europe.
“It is possible we could still see this turn to a more easterly flow but if anything it looks as though we are in stable weather conditions.
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“We are looking at the next week or so, but we could see a change after that. But there is nothing in the next week or so that could indicate any change like the Beast from the East.
“We are not ruling out a return to cooler conditions, we would normally expect a cold spell or two during winter.
“It may happen, but there’s no signal of it happening in the models.”
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