The first snow of the season is expected as temperatures continue to drop – and forecasts show that the white stuff is expected on Dartmoor.
According to the Met Office, this Friday at midnight will see a 40% chance of a light snow shower until 6am with the temperature dropping to zero degrees.
The Met Office website reads: “A little rain on Wednesday, followed by showers.
“Blustery, wintry showers on Thursday with strong coastal winds and overnight frost. Further showers on Friday with overnight frost and ice.”
BBC meteorologist Chris Fawkes said the murky weather sitting over much of Britain since yesterday will remain initially, because there is currently no wind to move it on, Mirror reports.
“We start off with murky weather in the week ahead, but then outbreaks of rain will develop – winds strengthen as the week goes by, it will then turn colder, significantly, through Thursday and Friday,” he said.
A Met Office spokesperson told Chronicle Live said: “We could see some snow falling in showers almost anywhere across the UK on Friday and next weekend.”
The national forecaster has warned snowfall “mostly confined to upland regions” is likely by the end of the week, while wintry showers are also expected from Thursday.
And its long-range report predicts further heavy rain, as well as “soft hail, sleet and snow likely” early next week, with “possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains”.
While dense fog slowly moves away, heavy rain will remain in Scotland before pushing down into the rest of the UK.
Another cold front will arrive in the middle of the week, however, with winds coming down from polar regions meaning colder temperatures and blustery showers in parts.
Gusts of wind could reach 50mph in western Scotland.
Low pressure moves closer to the UK by Thursday, meaning the “rain is going to be widespread”, continued Mr Fawkes, “at its heaviest, across Wales and southwest England, we could see some localised surface water flooding”.
In the North East, wintry showers are expected to make an appearance on high ground.
Here is the Met Office forecast for the region this week:
Patches of fog and mist will slowly clear, leaving the morning dry and cloudy with some limited spells of sunshine. Turning breezy in the afternoon with spells of rain spreading from the north. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outbreaks of rain for many, clearing after midnight. Clear skies developing allowing for it to turn chilly with some frost. Minimum temperature 2 °C.
A chilly and mostly bright start to the day for most with some sunshine. Turning cloudier but it should remain dry. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday
A little rain on Wednesday, followed by showers. Blustery, wintry showers on Thursday with strong coastal winds and overnight frost. Further showers on Friday with overnight frost and ice.