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Winter is coming: snowstorms are heading towards the UK this weekend

The Met Office have also issued yellow flood warnings for parts of England and Scotland

Written by
Ellie Muir

The weather this autumn has been weird: people were sunbathing in October, while temperatures reached highs of 18C. But now it seems like that unsettlingly warm weather is long gone. This week, Brits can expect a cold shock as the first snow of the winter is set to fall, according to the Met Office.

The snowfall will begin in the Scottish Highlands as temperatures start to drop over the coming days. People in the north and Midlands should also brace themselves for flurries of snow as those areas are also predicted to experience a light dusting over the coming weeks.

As for the rest of the UK, the weather will continue to be pretty varied this week. You can expect strong winds and lots of rain, with the Met Office saying that temperatures will be below 10C in northern England. There are also yellow flood warnings in place for some parts of England and Scotland.

Looking into next week, Tom Morgan, meteorologist at the Met Office, told The Independent: ‘For the next week, generally mild and unsettled with wind and possibility of heavy rain. There’s been a lot of rain around recently so the ground is generally quite wet, so even a small amount of rain could lead to some flooding.’

Meanwhile, the Met Office outlook from November 28 to December 12 reads: ‘Conditions will possibly become more settled as high pressure moves over the UK... more of the UK will have to wait a little longer for snowfall, but it appears the first flurries are days away.’

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