UK experiences first snow of season falls as temperatures plummet
BBC Weather: Queen's funeral to be blanketed in cloud
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The North Yorkshire Weather Updates Facebook group reported on the cold snap. They wrote: “Ey up, Scotland had its first snow of the season this morning! If you’re mooching up Muker this evening it’s a bit nesh out like. It’s 2c and you’ll need ya Yorkshire tea bobble hat on to keeps the lugs warm.”
The Snow Forecast, using a predicted model, said that 1cm of snow likely fell in the Cairngorms between Monday, September 12 and Sunday, September 18 at the mid-mountain level.
Patches of snow have also been reported on the Scottish mountains Ben Macdui and Braeriach in the eastern highlands according to the National newspaper.
The last snowfall the UK experienced was 6m earlier this year on April 6.
The Met Office has also reported the lowest temperature in the last 24 hours was -1.7C at Shap in Cynvrua.
The cold weather approaching means autumn is beginning in Britain after the country experienced record-breaking temperatures of over 40 celsius in the summer.
However, Netweather TV forecaster Terry Scholey wrote for the agency’s website that colder weather “will disappear over the next few days, as an anticyclone moves away eastwards”.
He said: “Unlike last week, the southerly wind will be largely devoid of tropical storm remnants, as the hurricane season across the North Atlantic and the Caribbean remains relatively quiet.
“Later on Wednesday, a cold front approaches Northern Ireland and North West Scotland, bringing freshening winds and some rain.
“Thursday sees this front working its way slowly South and East across the country, although much of the day across a large portion of England and Wales should continue fine and warm.”
The weatherman continued: “There’s some suggestion that the front may weaken or slow down as it comes, but not all models are in agreement.
“Friday probably sees a slack pressure regime across Britain as cooler weather tries to move in from the North West. There are uncertainties as to the timing of this, however, making Friday the most difficult to predict.
“But it’s almost certainly going to be unsettled and eventually cooler. It could remain unsettled with showers particularly in the East into Saturday, but as pressure rises to the West the weather should improve again through next weekend but probably with a chilly North wind.
“As a result, overnight grass frosts could return to some vulnerable rural areas although, by Sunday, we should be seeing more in the way of sunny spells, particularly in the West.”
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On Tuesday, the weather is expected to be cloudy with some light rain in the northwest of the country.
The southern areas of the UK will have some sun, and spells of bright weather are expected to develop.
England and Wales will have clear and dry weather on Tuesday evening, but rain is expected later in the week.
In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the weather is expected to be breezier with rain in the far north.
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