The Met Office has indicated that the UK is set to experience a new wave of snow and ice in the lead-up to the festive season. Following last week’s snow showers, particularly heavy in Scotland and the north-west of England, temperatures are expected to reach as high as 13C this weekend before a colder spell in the upcoming week.
Now, the Met Office has issued a warning about the potential for more snow and ice during the Christmas and New Year period.
The Met Office’s latest long-range forecast, covering December 20 to January 3, suggests that the weather is likely to be more “unsettled” during this timeframe.
A spokesperson from the Met Office stated, “The wettest and windiest conditions are most likely in the west and northwest. The chance of a colder spell of weather, with hazards such as snow and ice, does increase later in December and into the New Year period. However, conditions are more likely to remain generally mild and wet.”