Winter is coming as forecasters predict snow is on the way

Winter is coming: Snow is predicted to fall in places this week
Winter is coming: Snow is predicted to fall in places this week

It seems that we have gone straight from summer to winter and skipped most of autumn this year and now the forecast is for snow.

It was announced earlier this week that 2016 is the hottest year on record but now experts are forecasting a dramatic drop in temperatures with strong winds and torrential downpours that will turn to snow in the north of the UK and Ireland.

The Met Office predict severe gales and heavy rain over the next few days.

Showers will turn wintry across Scotland, Wales, northern, central and parts of southern England by Friday.

Met Eireann is predicting a week of wintry weather starting this evening and continuing through the weekend.

"Thursday will be cold, windy and showery. Many showers heavy and some prolonged with hail and thunder likely. Some will turn to sleet in western and northern areas too, with possibly a dusting of snow on mountains there".

On Friday, there will be some heavy wintry showers over parts of the west and northwest with the temperature is set to drop below 0 degrees during the night.

 

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