Remaining very cold with snow for large parts of the country + persistent freezing fog
As we head into the new working week, the picture is set to remain very cold with periods of snow for large parts of the country. There will also be consistent widespread frosts as temperatures fall widely below freezing for many during the evenings. Some of these frosts will also be severe at times by midweek, with the possibility of temperatures exceeding double negative figures in places. Persistent freezing fog will also be another issue to watch out for, but especially more so in northern and central parts of the country by midweek.
Monday will see sleet and snow affecting many parts of the country. There will also be some rain in amongst this wintry weather in places, but this is less likely in areas to the north and east of the country. Parts of eastern Scotland/England are most at risk for the heaviest of the snow and in particular, parts of north-east England. There could be several centimetres of snow to lower levels in some eastern parts of the country, which will give some lasting accumulations as the snow settles under the colder conditions at present.
Tuesday will bring additional sleet and snow across parts of the east and south-east England. Some of this snow is also likely to give some further moderate to heavy falls of snow in these parts, but especially more so across higher ground. This will once again give some lasting accumulations in these parts. Some further wintry showers are also likely across parts to the north and west at times, with the possibility of some accumulations in these parts too, but especially more so across higher ground.
Wednesday and into Thursday will see some further wintry showers in some northern and eastern parts of the country at times. This will also give some further accumulations of snow in places, but especially more so across higher ground. It will also become generally drier for most at this point, although some areas will be hampered by persistent freezing fog that will struggle to lift throughout the daytime too.
The latter part of the working week and into next weekend will see the risk of some significant snowfall to large parts of the country. The areas most at risk from this span widely from Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and later to parts of central, and southern England too. Some localised and notable accumulations are possible, and there is also likely to be a continuation of wintry showers in some eastern parts of the country at times too. It will also become very windy at times within this forecasting period (especially in parts to the north, west, and some central areas too), which may produce some potentially dangerous blizzard conditions at times in these parts.
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Our detailed snow risk and final winter forecast (60 days ahead) stated:
The major snow events are likely throughout the period of the 10th to the 20th January (especially in northern, eastern, and southern parts) @
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