‘Snow Bomb’ To Hit The UK In February? What Weather Office Says


The United Kingdom has experienced heavy snowfall, with a temperature falling to minus 10 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. And the forecasters have cautioned that the cold spell will continue this week. But some accounts claim another cold snap from Greenland will hit the country early in February. There are suspicions that a ‘snow bomb’ is leading to the British Isles at the end of next week. However, the Met Office has said that their reports likely exaggerate.

The reports about another powerful weather spell in the UK on the prediction made by developed weather maps from WX Charts, a forecast standard. They show that a blizzard will land in Northern Ireland and northern parts of Scotland on Thursday, February 2.
According to a Metro report, the prophecy further says that the weather anomaly will spread to most of the UK, protecting large swathes of land with severe snow.

Though WX Charts have provided no estimate about how much snow will fall to the floor, the color-coded map on the website shows snow falling at the rate of nearly two hairs per hour.
But talking to The Guardian, Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud said these predictions exaggerate, and the beginning of February weather expect to be mild. He said he does not wish for anything exceptionally severe as we move into early February.

The meteorologist added that Scotland would notice warmer temperatures at the beginning of the week, which will filter south.
“We expect temperatures by the middle of the week to be sort of back to where they should be across most of the country,” said Mr. Stroud.
The Met Office has said that more out snaps next month are ‘certainly a possibility’ amid reports that a ‘snow ball’ leveling up to two hairs of snow per hour could hit the UK.

It comes as temperatures dropped again in some regions despite the arrival of milder air. The UK Health Security Agency has now formed its level three Cold temperature warning as they warn that “severe cold weather” is set to continue.
The agency initially gave the alert on January 16 before extending it to January 20 several days later, and it has now been spread two times until Wednesday, January 25. Northern Scotland ran freezing temperatures on Sunday night, but southern England resumed to suffer a cold snap.
Forecasters said in reverse of traditional weather patterns, temperatures reached 10.1C in Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands, while the mercury dropped to -9.5C in Santon Downham, Suffolk. Heathrow Airport registered its coldest night since December 2010 and coldest January night since 1987 as temperatures dropped to minus 8.4C.

Yesterday weather maps from WX Charts confirm another cold snap ahead. Heavy snowfall has hit the UK, and forecasters have indicated more in February, according to The Mirror.
The forecast model showed that a blizzard would hit Northern Ireland and parts of North Scotland on the evening of Thursday, February 2, the Daily Star reports. It’s predicted to drift southwards into Friday morning (February 3), covering much of Scotland and northern England.

Light purple spots inside more dark purple on the map showed snow falling at a rate of at least 5cm (nearly two inches) an hour. Responding to news that severe snow could be set to hit the UK again next month, the Met Office has said that while we’re presently coming out of a cold snap, they can’t rule out that another may be on the way.

Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud advised the Mirror, “there’s the case of further cold snaps.” Detailing how the temperature will first warm up towards the end of this month, he said: “There is still the risk of further periods of cold weather, but at the moment, we’re expecting high pressure to be centered towards the southwest of the UK as we progress towards the end of January.
He added that temperatures from next week expect to be average for the time of year, with the “potential” for some overnight frost. As we get into February, Mr. Stroud said that temperatures are still expected to remain “around average,” but that cold spells are “certainly possible.”

He explained: “Moving into February again, we’re expecting high pressure to remain pretty close to the UK as we roll into the early part of February, so often dry and settled at first, especially in the south while the north is more possible to see more sort of disturbed weather.
“With this, we’re expecting temperatures to be generally around average, although some brief sort of calmer, colder spells are possible.

While more cold breaks aren’t out of the question, Mr. Stroud said it was still too premature for the Met Office to predict “any point on anything at this location.” However, he warned: “The most significant risk for any snow is heading to be in the high land of northern England and Scotland,” which is “typical of an average British winter.”
Some areas of the UK, including the west midlands, will endure arctic temperatures as low as -5C in the coming days. The Met Office warns freezing temperature will dip to its coldest point tomorrow (January 24).

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