It’s not something you hear of often at this time of year, but Met Office weather experts are forecasting a blanket of snow to fall over the North West in the coming weeks.
If predictions are correct, it could mean we’re in for what some are dubbing a ‘white Halloween’.
Temperatures have been steadily dropping as of late now that autumn has officially arrived, and now forecasters at the Met Office have said that the unsettled weather will continue – with the wettest and windiest conditions remaining in the North and North West from 20 October, while things will be a little clear down South and in the East and stay that way until the end of the month.
The colder settled period will be established by early November, after the potential flurries of snow are predicted to arrive.
These predictions of a covering of snow over the spooky season come after the Met Office had previously warned that temperatures in some areas could plummet by up to 10°C over the next few weeks.
Greg Dewhurst – Senior Meteorologist at the Met Office – told The Sun: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November [and the] likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains, as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales.”
“Low areas are unlikely to see any – it’s quite normal for this time of year,” he conclued.
The bookies are apparently also backing the idea of a ‘white Halloween’, with Coral admitting that temperatures are expected to drop towards the end of the month, and a cold winter is on the cards for much of the UK.
“We better make the most of any balmy temperatures because the end of October looks set to be a big freeze, so much so that we make it odds on for snow to fall this month in the UK,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.
“We make it a 2-1 chance that this winter goes into the record books as the coldest the UK has ever had.”
Will we actually get a dusting of snow over Halloween then? Only time will tell.
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