Weather: Arctic blast to hit the UK with below freezing temperatures - will London see snow?

Arctic weather is on its way as temperatures are predicted to drop to well below freezing, increasing the chances of snow in areas across the UK.

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A number of regions across the United Kingdom are bracing themselves for centimetres of snow and frosty temperatures.

This is due to an emerging weather system that is predicted to make its way throughout the country heading towards the beginning of February.

Temperatures are set to drop to well below freezing, with some regions set to experience frosty weather with lows of -10℃.

Conditions that will arise in areas near the path of the Arctic blast that is set to move southwards.

But how will London be affected?

Luckily for Londoners, the capital is predicted to just miss out on the worsening weather, according to experts WXCharts.

The path of the weather system, as shown by the map below, is predicted to not have an impact on London.

Temperatures are expected to actually get milder as this week rolls on, but expect chillier levels in the early hours of each morning.

Tonight (January 24)

Dry and largely cloudy with slight winds

Temperatures are set to be rather cold heading into the late night, with slight frost expected in some areas of London.

Lows of 4℃.

Tuesday (January 25)

Dry, cloudy and overcast with the odd bright spell.

Mildening temperatures but will remain on the colder side with light winds.

Chillier heading into the night with lows of 3℃.

Outlook from Wednesday (January 26) to Friday (January 28)

Weather across the capital is expected to remain largely overcast as temperatures are set to become milder.

The odd bright spell will occur on Thursday, but expect widespread cloud coverage through to the end of the week.

There will be the odd spell of slight patchy rainfall across the region.

Lows of 4℃ and highs of 10℃ are expected throughout this period.

UK long range weather forecast - January 29 to February 7th

“At the start of this period, there is a general north-south split to the weather, with wetter and windier conditions in the north, and drier and cloudier conditions in the south,” says the Met Office.

“More organised rain is expected to push southeastwards through Saturday, with brighter spells following.

“For the remainder of January, more showery and windy weather is likely to continue in the northwest with possible wintry showers over the higher ground of Scotland, whereas the south and southeast is likely to remain dry.

“Temperatures are likely to be close to or slightly milder than average. Heading into February, the north-south split of weather is likely to continue in the beginning, while there is an increasing likelihood of more widespread unsettled conditions later.”

Source: The Met Office // WXCharts

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