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Snow at Buckingham Palace, February 2018
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Weather alert: it could (properly) snow in London next week

By Susanna Huth

Winter is coming – and no, we are not referring to the new season of ‘Game of Thrones’. A smattering of snow fell over west London this morning, and there might be more to come. Some forecasters have even warned that last year’s Beast from the East could be making a chilly return.

An unusually mild start to the year is about to end, bringing colder weather to the UK (lucky us!). Flakes of snow were spotted all across west London early this morning, and more is forecast for next week. The likelihood of a storm of the same strength as February 2018’s remains low but it’s there – there’s even a chance of widespread snow as early as next Thursday. While the usual London rain will continue to fall, sub-zero temperatures could easily turn it into the white stuff.

So while some apocalyptic online reports may end up looking a little overblown, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a very cold end to January. For now, chill out (not literally) and enjoy your last week of non-minus-degree temperatures.

Be extra-prepared with our ultimate guide to London in the snow.

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