UK weather: Exact time and location snow is set to fall as Brits brace for heavy wind & rain… but sun is on the way


BRITS have been warned of the exact time snow will fall in just HOURS as strong gales and more rain is set to lash the UK.

The Met Office predict snowfall in certain areas over night – but temperature highs of 18C for some later in the week.

AlamySnowfall in Teesdale, County Durham earlier this month[/caption]

Met OfficeMore snow arriving by 7am on Wednesday morning shown near Fort William[/caption]

The white stuff is expected to arrive in the Scottish Highlands, near Fort William at around 1am tomorrow.

More snow and hail are forecast to hit by 7am which could spark some travel disruption for commuters amid rush hour.

Met Office meteorologists predict it will settle until around midday, when a band of heavy rain will move eastwards across the country.

Today’s forecast for much of the UK begins with a “blustery, cloudy, showery” start for many.

But, clearer skies and sunny spells are on the horizon as the day progresses.

Aidan McGivern, Met Office Meteorologist, said: “There’s a fair amount of showery rain across the map but the far southeast is mostly dry.

“It’s going to be very windy for the far northwest, with heavy showers crossing the country from west to east.”

The worst affected areas for rain will be Scotland, northern England, parts of the Midlands and East Anglia.

However, sunny spells and drier weather is forecast in the south with temperatures reaching highs of 16C.

By the end of today another band of heavy downpours will move across the south west coast into central and southern England, as well as Northern Ireland and Wales.

Temperatures will cool off through the night, with some in northern Scotland waking up to frost.

Tomorrow, figures could reach possible highs of 18C in London and will remain in double digits across the UK, with lows of 10C in the Scottish Highlands.

A Met Office spokesperson told The Sun: “We currently have above-average temperatures.

“Toward the weekend temperatures will cool down with the arrival of colder conditions from further north.

“Temperatures for the mid part of this week are up to 18C in places, dropping to single figures in the north or 13C in the south by Friday.”

Going into Thursday, the forecast remains “changeable” with a mixture of sunny spells and intermittent rain.

By the end of the week more “blustery showers” and stronger winds will be on the cards.

Met Office UK 5 day weather forecast

According to the Met Office;


Cloud and some showery rain will continue to move southeast across England and Wales, dying out during the afternoon. Otherwise, a lot of dry weather with some sunshine. Mostly mild and winds easing through the day.


Any showers gradually easing, but turning cloudy in the southwest as rain moves northeast overnight. Remaining dry with clear spells in Scotland and a rural frost. Mild elsewhere.


Outbreaks of rain in central areas clearing eastwards on Wednesday. Dry elsewhere with a few showers in the far north. Temperatures closer to average, but mild in the southeast.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Remaining changeable on Thursday with outbreaks of rain at times, interspersed by some brighter spells. Becoming windy later, then colder with sunshine and blustery showers on Friday and Saturday.

AlamyA chilly sheep in Teesdale, County Durham, on March 2[/caption]