BBC weather for the week ahead
Rest of the week
- Staying cold
- Sharp night frosts
Given the fact they said that snow would be restricted to the highest ground largely in the north a few days ago for this current week I would be wary about any forecast for a week ahead. When “highest ground” transpires to mean “almost sea level” it detracts from the credibility somewhat. Largely in the north may or may not be correct and time will tell. The sleet or snow for highest ground was evidently going to be wrong from the moment the statement was made. Disappointing and unnecessary.
The graphics and forecast were also based on the ECM 00z op run which has been superseded by a slightly cooler 12z op run and ensembles so even more caution is needed. The max of 0°C forecast here on Sunday will certainly feel seasonal if it comes off, but that is some way off.