A mostly cold and dry end to autumn

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[Published 06:30 30/11/2023]

Near to Berkhamsted. Snow covered holly berries. Posted by Brian Gaze

The meteorological autumn ends today with dry, sunny and cold weather in much of the UK. However, areas to the south of London have patchy outbreaks of rain and hill snow. There will also be wintry showers in eastern Britain, with many of them falling as sleet or snow in the north. The cold weather continues tomorrow and on Saturday. By Sunday forecast confidence starts to fall as areas of low pressure push in from the west. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts and contribute to its ongoing development, explore the payment options, see below)


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Thursday starts with wintry showers in eastern counties. There are also patchy are patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow in the far south. Elsewhere, it is dry and there has been a widespread frost.

Through the day, wintry showers continue in eastern counties, and they could give further accumulation of snow in the north. In counties to the south of London there will be an ongoing risk of patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow. Over high ground in the south west significant accumulations are possible, but amounts generally are expected to be small. The rest of the UK has a dry day with sunny periods. 

Cold generally with temperatures ranging from 3°C in Scotland to 5°C. You can check the rain radar for the most up to date view.

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UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Thursday, 30th November

Tonight, wintry showers continue in the east and they could give accumulations of snow in places. The wet weather to the south of London steadily clears to leave dry conditions. Other areas have clear periods with a widespread, and in places severe frost, developing.  

Tomorrow will be cold and bright in much of the UK. Nonetheless, there will be further sleet or snow showers in the east, and a few could push into central areas. Frost will be widespread early and late.  

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UK Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Friday, 1st December

Cold weather continues

The cold weather continues on Saturday. Scattered showers are expected to become focused on western coastal counties, with many of them falling as sleet or snow in the north. Don't forget your winter woollies if you're heading out in the evening! 

During Sunday the risk of showers increases in Northern Ireland and the far west of Britain. Over high ground they could be wintry. The rest of the UK probably has another fine day, although there is uncertainty. Some computer model runs are showing showery outbreaks of rain and snow becoming more widespread from the west. 

Forecast details for Monday are uncertain. Mostly dry weather is currently the favoured outcome, but some computer models are showing a more unsettled and wetter picture.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Monday, 4th December

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Near to Berkhamsted. Snow covered holly berries. Posted by Brian Gaze.

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