UK weather – Britain to be hit with freezing temperatures as ‘significant cold’ weather system sweeps across Europe

BRITAIN is set to be hit with freezing temperatures as a “significant cold” weather system sweeps across Europe.

Cold air from the Arctic will freeze Britain next month, bringing winter weather to the majority of the continent.

Cold air is set to sweep through Europe in November

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Cold air is set to sweep through Europe in November Credit: WXCHARTS
There are yellow weather warnings in place for this weekend
There are yellow weather warnings in place for this weekend

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Temperature models show the UK being blasted with below-average breezes bringing chilly weather, according to the Express.

La Nina, the weather event which triggers cooler than average sea surface temperatures, may affect Britain in the coming months.

BBC Weather’s forecast between Monday, November 9 and Sunday, November 22, said: “This autumn, we have a La Nina event in the Pacific Ocean, which means much cooler than average sea surface temperatures over the central and eastern Tropical Pacific.

“Despite the Pacific Ocean being thousands of miles away from the UK, unusual conditions here can have a broad influence on global weather patterns, including over Europe.

“A La Nina event tends to increase the chance of the UK getting some decent cold snaps before Christmas, as we saw in both 2016 and 2017, when we last had a La Nina pattern.

“However, other factors can also influence the UK’s weather in late autumn, too.

COLD TEMPERATURES COMING

“This can include wind patterns high above the North Pole and the sea surface temperatures over the north Atlantic.”

Meanwhile, it’s set to be a wet weekend for many in the UK as strong winds and heavy rain bring travel disruption.

Several yellow warnings for rain – covering Northern Ireland, much of Scotland, Wales and parts of western England – came into force from midnight, warning of flooding and interruption to some power supplies.

Heavy rain and 70mph winds are set to batter the UK this week, and the worst-affected areas are expected to get up to 10 inches of rain on Halloween on Saturday.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Martin Young said: “As the heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Aiden sweeps eastwards on Saturday, another system quickly follows on Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing further heavy rain and strong winds.

WEATHER WARNINGS

“Given that this is falling on already saturated ground from what has been a wet October, there is an increased risk of flooding in some warnings areas.

“We’re urging people to keep a close eye on the forecast, flood alerts and warnings in their areas.”

The warning lasting through Saturday expects bouts of heavy rain to hit southern, central and western Scotland through the weekend and bring a risk of flooding.

The warning for Saturday also covers parts of Wales, north-west England and Yorkshire and Humber.

Predicted rainfall throughout Saturday is expected to be 20-40mm in lower-lying areas, while hilly areas could see 40-60mm, the Met Office said.

Gary White, the duty tactical manager for Natural Resources Wales, said flooding is likely up and down the country over the next few days.

He said: “Our emergency response workers will be at key sites checking defences are in good working order and making sure any drainage grids and screens are clear to reduce the risk to people and their homes.”

Cold weather is set to sweep through Europe next month

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Cold weather is set to sweep through Europe next monthCredit: Alamy Live News
Motorists will be faced with road flooding as nearly a foot of rain is set to fall
Motorists will be faced with road flooding as nearly a foot of rain is set to fall
Waves lashed at the pier in Porthcawl, South Wales today
Waves lashed at the pier in Porthcawl, South Wales today
Waves crash in on the Brighton seafront
Waves crash in on the Brighton seafront

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