London saw temperatures drop after a relatively mild weekend and now it seems likely snow will fall across the capital. The Met Office has issued a severe yellow weather warning for snow on Thursday warning that sleet and snow could cause travel disruption. But will you be affected by the snowfall on Thursday?
Weather forecaster Netweather’s snow risk map reveals there is a 34 percent of snow across northern parts of London at around 12pm on Thursday.
Specifically the highest chance of snow is expected between 3am ad 12pm.
According to Netweather, from 3am to 6am there is a 24 percent chance of snow, whereas from 6am to 9am there is a 27 percent risk of snow.
The snow risk for 9am to 12pm is the highest at 34 percent.
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Weather forecast Metcheck forecast the probability of snowfall of less than an inch (2.5cm) at around 30 percent.
Predominantly, the highest chances of snow will be during the morning on Thursday.
Around 6am there appears to be around a 30 percent chance of snow.
But by midday, the probability of snow in London has dropped to around 15 percent.
A Met Office spokesman told Express.co.uk: “There is a fairly low chance of snow on Thursday for London generally.
“As rain pushes in from the west in the early hours, around 3am, it will likely spread across the capital.
“There is potential for this rain to become sleet in north London, but as the ground will be wet from the rain, I do not expect it to settle.
“Later there is a chance of falling snow during the mid to late morning period, but this is a fairly low probability.
“Greater London will unlikely see snow but the northern areas might see some.
“Snow will be much more likely north of London, especially north of the M25.”
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said the snow might occur as a result a “mild bump in the air across the Atlantic” which will cause an area of low pressure to develop.
He told Sky News: “As we start off Thursday, we think it’s most likely that southern counties of England and South Wales will see a spell of rain.
“But north of the M4, there is the possibility of some temporary snowfall – not a great deal – it doesn’t at the moment look to be widespread, significant disruption.
“But there is the possibility of some snow in north London.”
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The Met Office weather warning for snow does not show all of London is to be hit by the snow.
The weather forecaster’s warning for snow on Thursday is forecast to impact London and South East England.
The specific areas within the region will be affected are: Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.
The East of England will also be impacted in the following areas: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk.
The warning reads: “Rain and hill snow will move eastwards late Wednesday evening and during the early hours of Thursday.
“Snow is expected over hills and mountains in Wales and also over the Cotswolds and Chilterns. In southern Wales 0.8 to two inches (2 to 5cm) of snow is likely, mainly above 200 metres, whilst 0.4 to 1.2 inches (1 to 3cm) snow is likely over the Cotswolds, Chilterns, and parts of the Midlands above 150 metres.
“Away from hills, rain may turn to sleet and snow for a time over parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and the Northern Home Counties.
“Accumulations at these low-levels will be mostly small, especially on roads, but a centimetre or so is possible in one or two places. Rain, sleet and snow will quickly clear southeastwards by late morning and any snow at lower levels will soon thaw.”
The London weather forecast for Thursday from the Met Office suggests northern areas could face the worst of the sleet and snow.
The forecast reads: “Rain to start with transient sleet or wet snow in northern parts of the region.
“This clearing through the morning to leave a dry afternoon with some sunshine.
“Becoming windy. Maximum temperature 6C.”
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