After a reasonably mild start to the year, it looks like temperatures are set to plummet next week with the chance of snow showers becoming ever more realistic. But, will we and when can we expect snow in Yorkshire this January?
As the ‘Big Beast’ rears its head across the country, Tuesday is set to be the coldest day seems to be when the snow is expected to head over Yorkshire with light snowfalls expected across the county.
The Met Office has warned snow is expected to hit Hull next week as the so-called ‘Big Beast’ sweeps across the country.
It’s been warned by The Met Office that snow is set to hit Yorkshire next week as Tuesday temperatures drop to around 2C, so make sure you wrap up warm with icy gusts of 25mph expected.
Across the county, we are set to see light and heavy snow showers on Tuesday morning with heavy showers expected in the afternoon which will be lighter in places.
According to Yorkshire Live, the Met Office forecaster, Aidan McGivern said: “Next week, the jet stream is a bit more amplified and it’s coming at the UK from the northwest rather than from the west like recent days.
“This subtle change into the start of next week will see colder weather coming in and rather than prolonged bouts of rain from the west, we’re likely to see rain and showers coming from the northwest.
“These showers from the north could fall as snow over the high parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland later in the weekend, and as we move through next week often below average temperatures could support a mixture of rain, hail sleet and snow. Most of any snow accumulation is likely over higher parts of the northern UK.
“However, at this point significant differences in the computer models emerge. Most solutions lead to some unsettled weather, but the distribution of the rainfall and where we’re likely to see any snow varies as well. On Tuesday next week, the greatest risk of snow will be across northern parts of the UK, perhaps central areas and mostly over the hills.”