London weather: Met Office forecasts exactly when snow will fall in the city

The Met Office has issue forecast for snow this week, as London begins to wrap up ahead of seasonal events this December

Winter has truly arrived in London this week, as the Met Office forecast for the next seven days shows temperatures during the evenings dropping to minus two on some occasions. Alongside the sharp drop in temperatures comes the prospect of snow towards the end of the week.

The Met Office has forecast for Friday (December 9) that snow is expected to fall in the city at around midday, with temperatures during the day reaching highs of just one degree, and at its coldest dropping to minus two degrees. Though the snowfall looks to be brief as the national weather service  has not forecast any further flurries in the region this week.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said London will be: “Very cold, especially overnight with widespread frosts. Often sunny, however daytime temperatures in low single figures Celsius. Dry for most, but any showers may bring the risk of icy patches.”

Snowfall has been predicted in a number of areas of the UK this week, with parts of Scotland under a yellow weather warning on Wednesday (December 7), in place across the northern regions of the country.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast for the weekend and early next week in London states “many inland areas could well stay fine and dry throughout although there will be some sharp overnight frosts along with the odd patch of freezing fog which could be slow to clear.”

There may also be bands of rain pushing in from the south early next week, especially over higher ground, while temperatures will remain cold throughout with a chance of very cold weather for a short spell.