Rain turning to snow in the north east

[Updated 07:00 13/01/2021]

Snowy scene. Near to Keith. Posted by dizzy daff

A band of rain slowly pushes across the country today and it is will turn to snow in north eastern areas as it bumps into the colder air. Substantial accumulations of snow are possible, particularly over high ground. In the south west and west it turns milder. Tomorrow the wet weather clears away, but for a time the risk of snow could push southwards into Lincolnshire and parts of East Anglia.


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Wednesday starts with outbreaks of rain in Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of western England. To the northeast it is dry and there has been a widespread frost. Through the day outbreaks of rain slowly push eastwards and at times they will be heavy. In the north the rain increasingly turns to sleet or snow over high ground and perhaps at low levels too. There is the potential for disruptive accumulations on high level routes. Drier conditions follow into central England but further spells of rain push into the west. 

Cold in northern and eastern Britain but mild elsewhere. Temperatures range from 0C (32F) in Scotland to 11C (52F) in the south west. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Wed 13th January

Tonight wet weather continues to affect much of the country, although it could turn drier in Northern Ireland. In northern England and Scotland further snow is likely, especially over high ground.


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Tomorrow the area of rain slowly slips southeastwards and further heavy bursts are likely in central and eastern England. There is a possibility of sleet or snow at times, particularly during the afternoon. Cold in the north and east but milder again in south western England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Arpege chart 2

Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Thu 14th January

Mixed outlook

Friday should be mostly dry, although there may be some rain in the north west. Rather cold in the east but milder in the west.

The theme this weekend is for quite unsettled weather. On Saturday a band of rain, sleet and snow pushes eastwards. Once again forecast confidence is low, so check back for updates and use the local weather forecasts available at the top of the page.

Sunday is looking drier and brighter. Temperatures probably won't be far from the mid January average in the south and west but in the north and east it remains rather cold

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Sat 16th January

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