Snow expected in Cumbria
Last updated at 15:34, Friday, 11 January 2013
Temperatures are expected to plummet over the weekend and into early next week when snow is forecast.
After an unseasonably mild start to the year the Met Office has warned of dramatic changes in temperature
“We are losing the south-westerly winds which saw the warm winds from the Atlantic and brought the milder weather,” the spokeswoman explained.
“There will be a return of night-time frosts and there will be snow at times as well.”
She said the fells will see the first of the snow on Saturday but as a weather front sweeps south through the country, some parts of Cumbria will experience snow in the early part of next week.
The spokeswoman continued: “Temperatures by day will be lower than they have been: over the weekend and into next week they will probably not be more than 2 degrees during the day, and you are looking at -5 to -8 degrees at night in the countryside.”
Weather warnings are in place across Britain this weekend, with freezing temperatures, sleet and snow set to hit parts of the country.
Up to 8cm of snow is predicted to settle over central and eastern England tomorrow night, with light snow already falling over high ground in Scotland this morning.
Temperatures will plummet to minus 6C today and tomorrow, with parts of north Wales, north east England and Scotland among the chilliest spots.
First published at 15:32, Friday, 11 January 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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How soft Britain has become,2cm of snow and we are grid locked,in the severe winters of the 40's,every body just accepted it and got on with life.
We are now all wrapped up in cotton wool because of central heating.
Snow due at 3pm according to BBC.
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