Will it snow in the UK today? Here’s everything you need to know

Monday, 24th February 2020, 11:01 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 11:01 am
Snow is set to hit parts of the UK on Monday (24 Feb), with Met Office weather warnings in place and temperatures dipping to below freezing in some areas (Photo: Shutterstock)

Snow is set to hit parts of the UK on Monday (24 Feb), with Met Office weather warnings in place and temperatures dipping to below freezing in some areas.

The Met Office said, “The forecast for the coming week remains unsettled with rain and snow on Monday followed by a colder, showery spell mid-week.

“A renewed spell of rain and strong winds may then affect some southern areas later this week.”

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Will it snow today?

The Met Office explains that the wintry, snowy conditions will mainly impact the northern half of the UK, adding: “The bulk of snow accumulations in northern England are expected to occur at locations above 200 metres in elevation, but it’s likely that some sites lower than this could witness transient flurries before these turn to rain.

“The snowfall in Scotland is expected to be heavier with accumulations of 2 to 5cm above 100 to 200 metres. Sites above 300 metres may witness accumulations of 10 to 20 cm, ​most likely north of the Central Belt.”

Monday (24 Feb) will see rain turning to snow over northern hills, and to low levels in places during the morning across Northern Ireland and northern England.

This will then turn back to rain and ease later on it the day. There will be snow across Scotland, which will become confined to northern and central parts later.

Monday evening will see wintry showers in the west, with the heaviest and most frequent of these in the northwest with icy patches in northern UK.

It will be mainly dry across eastern and southeastern UK, with some clear spells.

Weather warnings in place

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow is in place until 10pm on Monday (24 Feb), covering Central Scotland, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, the Highlands and Eilean Siar, southwest Scotland, the Lothians, the Borders, and Strathclyde.

A yellow weather warning for rain and snow is in place until 3pm, covering East Midlands, North East England, southwest Scotland, the Lothians, the Borders, the West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber.

A second yellow weather warning for rain and snow is also in place for Northern Ireland, until 12pm on Monday (24 Feb).

Will it snow for the rest of the week?

Tuesday will see “wintry showers, heaviest and most frequent in the northwest with a risk of thunder,” explains the Met Office.

There will be some sunshine in southern and eastern areas, but it will feel cold in the wind.

It will remain cold with sunshine and blustery, wintry showers on Wednesday.

These conditions will continue in the north on Thursday and Friday, with cloud and longer spells of rain at times further south.