Windy and bitterly cold with snow showers.
Early ice possible on untreated surfaces. Then strong, gusty and bitterly cold winds will bring snow showers, with sunny intervals in-between. Significant snow accumulations will occur, especially but not predominantly over high ground, leading to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions. Maximum Temperature 2C.
Snow showers, becoming heavy at times this evening, which combined with the continued strong and bitterly cold wind will maintain the risk of blizzard conditions and drifting snow in places. Minimum Temperature -5C.
Strong and bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers. However, the snow showers will gradually become lighter and isolated. Temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing. Maximum Temperature 1C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Breezy with bright or sunny intervals and scattered wintry showers for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday lighter winds and some bright or sunny spells, but chance of rain later. Overnight frosts.
Day 6 to 15
There will be a frosty start for some on Wednesday, especially in the east. Otherwise it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells for many before strong winds and a band of rain pushes into the northwest later. This band of cloud and rain will then spread across all parts on Thursday, followed by blustery showers in the west. Low pressure is then likely to be in charge of our weather for the rest of the period bringing spells of rain, especially across the south and southwest. Inbetween spells of rain there will be some drier, brighter and colder interludes. After a cold start to this period, temperatures will tend to recover before it then turns rather cold from the west again later, giving a chance of frost.
Day 16 to 30
There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average conditions expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north where it will also be windy at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.
Met Office : YH : 2018-03-17T02:39:32
Issued: 0600 on 2018-03-17 for Peak District
Bright spells and scattered snow showers today. Very cold and very windy.
Blizzards: High likelihood
Heavy Snow: High likelihood
Storm Force Winds: Low likelihood
Gales: High likelihood
Severe Chill Effect: High likelihood
Poor Visibility: Medium likelihood
|Day 1|| |
Further heavy snow showers or longer spells of snow, and blizzard conditions at times, overnight and Sunday morning. The snow or snow showers will gradually become more scattered through Sunday afternoon, leaving a mainly dry evening with clear intervals, though still bitterly cold, with the odd snow flurry.
|Day 2|| |
Mostly dry with bright spells and isolated snow showers, but very cold and windy with easterly gales becoming northeasterly. Freezing at all heights.
|Day 3|| |
Still some snow showers around, but generally dry and bright with some sunny spells. Still cold conditions although less severe than previous days with winds easing fresh to strong and turning northerly, then northwesterly later. Freezing level lifting to around 500m by the end of the day
|Day 4|| |
A dry, bright but still rather cold start with light winds. Becoming mostly cloudy through the day though, with possibly some rain and summit snow at times later as winds turn westerly and increase strong to gale force over the tops. Freezing level rising close to or just above the summits.
Data: Met Office