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How long will the cold snap last and will it snow again?

Don’t put the big coat away any time soon

Written by
Faima Bakar

Many of us enjoyed the novelty of the snow over the weekend and into Monday. But now much of it has turned to grey sludge and so you might be wondering: will we be getting any more of the white stuff?

Well, it looks like it’s not quite time to put away the big coat and mittens just yet – as the freezing conditions are likely to continue. 

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Matthew Lehnert, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: ‘The cold conditions will remain in situ during this week. In many places, daytime temperatures will struggle to get above freezing, while overnight temperatures have the potential to drop below -10C in rural parts of Scotland.’

In the north and north-east of England, you can expect more snow on the way, while the south-east is pretty unlikely to get any significant flurries this side of Christmas.

Towards the end of the week, conditions are more likely to be wet than snowy. Lehnert added: ‘By the end of the weekend, there is a signal that we may see a shift in type away from the Arctic-dominated conditions with milder and wetter weather coming in from the Atlantic.

‘This transition could bring the risk of significant, but highly transient, snowfall before quickly turning to rain.’

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