Snow forecast in UK as Met Office issues local weather warning

Weather forecasters have predicted snow will fall in the UK this week as temperatures start to drop.

This follows the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for Merseyside – predicting heavy rain.

Between 12am on Thursday, October 29 and 11.59pm on Friday, October 30 periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday.

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Accumulations of 30-40 mm can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 50-80 mm.

But according to the Express, snow may also be on the horizon for the northwest.

The paper writes: “These wintry weather conditions are then expected to fall across Ireland and England as October draws to an end.

“As half-term begins for many children across the UK, low pressure from the Atlantic will lead to a drop in temperatures with Scotland the first to be hit.

“Wind and rain will turn to sleet and snow as October ends with unsettled conditions particularly likely across northern parts of the UK.”

What does the Met Office say?

According to the Met Office, snow will not be falling in Merseyside.

Instead, the region can expect unsettled days with outbreaks of heavy rain. It will also be windy with a risk of gales.

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Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “It is rain rather than wind that will dominate our attention later in the week with a so-called ‘warm conveyor’ set up to bring a flow of very moist and warm air to the UK from further south in the Atlantic, triggering heavy rainfall for high ground in the west of the UK.

“We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.”

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