Will it snow in London in November? How cold will it get? Here’s what the experts are saying

London will turn bitterly cold over the next 10 days but will there be snow - this is what the experts say.

Weather experts are predicting a bitterly cold end to November in London when temperatures are set to drop below 0°C approximately.

Despite sub-zero temperatures and wintry conditions it’s unlikely the capital will see any snowfall before the end of November.

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London will be wet and cold towards the end of the month but it will be northern England and Scotland that could see significant snowfall.

The green and blue sections in this chart denote rainfall over London towards the end of November.

UK long range weather forecast

Monday November 17 - Wednesday November 26

Throughout this period, winds will often be blowing from the west or northwest, with some incursions of northerly winds possible.

High pressure will often be close by to the south and southwest of the UK, bringing largely settled and dry conditions here, this possibly extending to all areas of the country at times.

However, some spells of rain are likely to affect northern areas, accompanied by brisk winds.

There is a possibility of a trend towards colder conditions later in the period, with a low risk of wintry showers in the north.

Otherwise, temperatures are likely to be average to above average. However, under high pressure, frost and fog is likely overnight, this fog slow to clear during the morning.

Monday November 27 - Wednesday December 11

Conditions similar to earlier in November will continue, with the north-westerly flow dominating.

High pressure close by to the south and southwest will bring a good deal of dry and settled weather, where frost and fog is likely overnight, the fog often slow to clear in the morning.

The weather will be more changeable further north, with spells of rain, and occasional strong winds, this interspersed with sunshine and showers.

Temperatures above average overall, but short-lived colder spells are likely, with the risk of snow and ice, especially in the north.

Gritters will seen more frequently over the next two weeks.

London & South East England weather forecast

November 12 to November 16

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy, damp and breezy during Friday evening. Both the wind and showery outbreaks of rain should ease early in the night. A few clear spells developing with most parts remaining mostly cloudy. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Brighter and less breezy compared to Friday. Cloud breaking across most parts with some sunny spells by afternoon. Cloudier with a chance of showers towards London and Kent. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A little cooler than of late and remaining mostly cloudy with a little light rain possible at times. Light winds and increasing chance of fog Monday and Tuesday.

(Source: The Met Office)