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Expert comment: Snow forecast for UK

Release Date 11 January 2017

Will we see some snow this week?

Much of the UK is set to see snowfall this week, as temperatures are forecast to plummet.

The south east of England and East Anglia are expected to witness some snowfall in the afternoon and evening of Thursday 12 January.

The forecast is due to a forecast change in wind direction, with a mild winds from the west changing to cold air coming in from the north. This could result in wet weather turning to snow later in the day.

Dr Peter Inness, meteorologist at the University of Reading, said:

"The weather across the UK will turn colder through Thursday as winds swing around to the northwest, bringing colder air to us all. Forecasts show that snow showers and longer spells of snow are most likely on exposed coasts and hills in the northwest of the UK.

"The wintery spell should be fairly brief and nothing unusual for mid-January in the UK, but stay in touch with forecasts and warnings from the Met Office for updates."

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