BBC Weather forecasts cold arctic winds across UK
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BBC Weather forecaster Sarah Keith-Lucas noted temperatures will continue to plunge due to the Arctic winds being pushed into the country from the northern Atlantic. The meteorologist said the colder air will result in persistent snow showers across Scotland as she warned gardeners to protect their plants and flowers from potential frost. Ms Keith-Lucas said: “There will be some snow showers, especially across some parts of Scotland.
“Some wet and some windy weather in the forecast for southern parts of England as well and if you got a garden or plants, well, you might want to take note that there is certainly some frost on the way for the next few nights.
“At the moment, we’ve got a cold front which is pushing its way slowly south across the UK so that’s opening the doors for once again these cold Arctic winds to sweep down across all parts through today and overnight into Saturday.
“That frontal system is bringing a bit more cloud and showery rains to some central parts of England into Wales, too. To the north of that, we’re in that cold air mass and there’s northerly winds driving in more snow showers across the north of Scotland.”
Ms Keith-Lucas continued: “A frost and some really icy stretch around here first thing. Fewer showers for Northern Ireland, just one or two, and some sunshine for much of southern Scotland, northern England and, further south, under that cloud with the showery rain stretching from Pembrokeshire up towards the wash this morning.
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“That’s slowly sinking its way south. I think along the south coast of England you should keep some brigth and dry weather for good part of the day.”
The BBC Weather forecaster added: “Into the evening hours we’ll lose the cloud and the patchy rain for southern England, we’ll continue to see more snow showers driving in across the north of Scotland.
“Clear skies for many of us and a really cold night ahead. -4C even for some of our towns and cities. It’s a little bit milder towards the south because we’ve got a weather front not far away.
“Through the weekend, that will move close to the southeast of England, probably clearing the way by the time we get to Sunday but some uncertainty about how far north it’s going to get.”
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The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for northwestern Scotland because of the growing risk of ice and snow.
Locals have been told to beware during their travels because of potential injuries on icy surfaces.
Travel disruptions have also been forecast because of the treacherous weather conditions.
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In a post on Twitter yesterday, the MetDesk wrote: “The northerly winds returning!
“After a couple of days of less cold air, a renewed plunge of Arctic air follows a southward-moving cold front to end this week.
“Snow showers reaching the far north tonight and no sign of any significant mild weather for at least another week.”
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