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UK weather forecast tomorrow – Snow in LONDON next week as Arctic blast rips through Britain bringing sub-zero misery

LONDON could see snow next week as a wave of cold air moves in from the Arctic and temperatures plummet across the country.

The Arctic blast will bring sub-zero weather to parts of the UK, including temperatures as low as -10C in Scotland.

It comes as bookies slashed odds of a White Christmas this year, with the festive period expected to be the coldest since the early 2010s.

Ladbrokes is now offering 5/4 for snowfall on Christmas Day, down from 6/4 earlier this month.

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  • IN PICTURES: A SILHOUETTE OF TREES DURING SUNSET OVER GREENWICH PARK, LONDON

  • IN PICTURES: SHARD BATHED IN RED DURING THE AUTUMN SUNSET IN LONDON

  • RAIN TO HIT THE SOUTH WEST

    Rain will hit south-west England overnight but the weather will be drier towards the end of the week.

    It will be a cloudy and wet night as a few isolated local showers begin in the evening before a potentially heavy band of rain moves in during the night.

    The rainfall will continue to linger into the morning but skies should clear by midday.

  • NORTH WEST FORECAST

    It will be a cloudy and wet night as a band of rain moves into the region.

    This will affect northern areas first but will pass eastwards by the early morning.

    Wind will also ease heading into tomorrow morning.

    Minimum temperatures are expected to be in the region of 4C.

  • IS SNOW LIKELY TO FALL IN LONDON?

    No autumn snow has yet graced the capital but could this change in the coming weeks?

    The Met Office long range forecast predicts settled conditions across the south of the UK, with outbreaks of rain and strong winds, likely, but not restricted to, northern and western regions.

    Temperatures will close to the normal average with overnight frosts and some mist and fog in places.

    According to MetCheck, there is only a 10 per cent chance of snow on December 3, suggesting we may have to wait a bit longer for a dusting.

  • TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Tomorrow will see cloud and rain move over parts of England and Wales.

    Downpours will move eastwards and will remain confined to eastern and south-eastern England later in the day.

    But, don't be disheartened as brighter conditions will follow.

    There could be showers in the north-west.

  • TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    Early evening cloud and rain over Scotland and Northern Ireland moves eastwards into parts of England and Wales.

    Clear spells and a few showers then follow into Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Eastern and southeastern England will stay mainly dry.

  • MORE THAN 50 MIGRANTS CROSSED THE CHANNEL IN SMALL BOATS DURING A RARE BREAK IN BAD WEATHER

    More than 50 migrants crossed the Channel in small boats during a rare break in bad weather.

    The Home Office confirmed 43 people were detained in three vessels on Monday.

    They arrived as French authorities stopped more than 200 attempted crossings in four separate incidents on four beaches along their coastline.

    Despite conditions at sea described as “very choppy”, a further 11 migrants have been brought in today/yesterday (TUE) in one boat.

    They were seen on the back of a small black Border Force vessel wearing coats, hooded jumpers and woolly hats for warmth.

    Immigration officers then escorted the group up the gangway at Dover Marina, Kent to be processed.

  • WEATHER THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT

    Early evening cloud and rain over Scotland and Northern Ireland moves eastwards into parts of England and Wales.

    Clear spells and a few showers then follow into Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Eastern and southeastern England staying mainly dry.

    (Met Office)

  • CAMPERS TRASHED SCOTTISH BEAUTY SPOT DESPITE FREEZING WEATHER

    Campers trashed a lochside beauty spot leaving a burning bonfire, abandoned camping equipment and human waste – despite freezing weather.

    Despite freezing temperatures at the weekend, anti-social campers flocked to Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

    Defiant visitors believed to be from Glasgow which is subject to a travel ban due to being in Tier 4 of the Scottish Government's coronavirus restrictions, caused havoc.

    Shocked locals discovered the area trashed, with inflatable mattresses floating in the loch, abandoned beer cans, and camping equipment including tents, tarpaulin, camping chairs and clothes.

    Trees were also cut down, and fire crews were called to extinguish a bonfire on Sunday morning, just after 9.30am.

  • FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE

    There are three flood warnings in place across the UK. Below are the warnings –

  • WEATHER FROM THURSDAY TO SATURDAY

    Fog and low cloud forming each night and locally persisting by day, otherwise largely clear or bright.

    In the northwest it will be cloudier with some light rain.

    Rather cold.

  • THAMES BARRIER WAS CLOSED TWICE LAST WEEK OVER FEARS LONDON COULD BE DEVASTATED BY FLOODS

    The Thames barrier was closed TWICE last week, sparking fears London could be on the brink of devastating floods.

    High spring tides combined with a storm surge to threaten the city.

    The barrier protects the city from flooding and closes when the threat of the river overflowing dramatically is high.

    It has only shut a total of 195 times over 38 years and experts have said that twice in one week is a very rare event.

    The barrier is wearing down at a more rapid rate than usual due to climate change.

    It has cost an estimated £2billion in maintenance and construction since work first began in the 1970s.

    It was originally estimated to last hundreds of years but will already need replacing in just a decade according to one expert.

    Another expert had a slightly longer-term forecast of 2050 but both warned that without the barriers, London could be obliterated.

  • TEMPERATURES WILL REACH MID-TEENS IN SOME AREAS TODAY

    Temperatures across the UK will be higher than expected with some areas feeling a mild 13C.

  • FORECAST TODAY

    Rain, heavy in places, continues across many northwestern areas although somewhat brighter in the far northwest.

    Elsewhere largely dry with some brighter interludes although a little drizzle on some western hills.

    Mild away from the far northwest.

    Windy in places.

    (Met Office)

  • EVENS FOR COLDEST WINTER ON RECORD AS TEMPERATURES DROP

    Bookmaker Coral makes it just evens that this winter is the coldest since records began as temperatures begin to drop as autumn's end draws nearer.

    The firm go 6-4 for the coldest December since records began.

    “A sunny autumn will be a distant memory by the time we get into the midst of winter and we make it just evens now to be the coldest we've ever had,” said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

    “We slashed the odds this week on December going down as record breakingly cold month, although that has raised hopes for a first widespread White Christmas in a decade in more positive news,” added Aitkenhead.

    Coral go 5-1 for a White Christmas in London, with snow to fall on the big day most likely in Edinburgh and Newcastle, at 3-1.

  • LOCKDOWN + COLD WEATHER = RATS!

    The UK's population of rats has rocketed by a quarter to 150 million in a 'perfect storm' of lockdowns and cold weather, pest controllers warn.

    Pest.co.uk reports 25 per cent more rats in infestations they attend compared to last year as the rodents run riot feeding and breeding in empty buildings in city centres.

    The control company estimates that the country's rat population has soared from 120 million last year to 150 million in 2020.

    It is predicting a more than 50 per cent rise in call-outs during the months of December, January and February as temperatures plummet and rats forage for food in the warmth indoors.

    London has the highest rat numbers at 19.9 million, followed by Birmingham (2.4m) and Leeds (1.7m), according to the firm.

    Next comes Glasgow (1.3m), Sheffield (1.2m), Manchester and Edinburgh (each 1.1m), Liverpool (1m), Bristol (950,000) and Cardiff (760,000).

  • TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Rain, perhaps heavy in places, edging east across southern and eastern England.

    Elsewhere much brighter but colder, with scattered showers mainly in the northwest and far north, where occasionally heavy.

  • WHAT'S EXPECTED TONIGHT

    Southeastern areas mild and rather cloudy but largely dry.

    Rain in the northwest UK sinking into Wales, northern and western England.

    Clearer, colder weather following, scattered showers in western Scotland.

  • WEATHER FORECAST SHOWS DIVIDE BETWEEN NORTH & SOUTH

    Today's forecast shows contrasting conditions between the north and south of the UK.

    Southern parts will enjoy mild and sunny weather while the north will be battered with heavy downpours.

    Temperatures across Britain however will be the same staying in the low teens for most of the day.

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