Official blog of the Met Office news team

There is potential for some significant amounts of snow over parts of the UK later this weekend. However, the detail of where and when this snow will fall is still uncertain.

So what is happening in the atmosphere? A frontal system that’s been working its way across the Atlantic during the last couple of days will push rather erratically eastwards across the UK this weekend, bringing some persistent and, at times, heavy rain to parts of the country. We also currently have some cold air sitting over the near continent and, as the rain advances eastwards, an area of low pressure will form over southern parts of the UK, causing winds to turn easterly and bring this colder air in from the continent.

How and where this area of low pressure forms will also be critical in determining where and when the heaviest of the snow falls, and exactly where…

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