Met Office UK snow forecast - Birmingham temperatures set to drop to nearly zero degrees by weekend

The temperature in Birmingham is set to drop to nearly zero degrees this weekend

The last full week of November looks set to start cold and get colder in Birmingham, with some temperatures at the weekend expected to drop to just a couple of degrees above freezing.

Speaking last week, Tyler Ros from weather service, AccuWeather confirmed the most likely period of team that could potentially see snowfall.

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“The threat for snow between November 17 and 22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland,” he said.

“We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into eastern Europe early next week.

“If this bleeds westward towards the UK (with the core of the cold remaining in eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch,” he added.

The Met Office long range forecast, which runs from Friday 26 to Sunday 5 December, predicts that rain may fall as snow on higher ground in the north of England.

Cold wind and temperatures are set to persist heading towards the new month and during the first week of December there could be more wintry showers further north.

What does this mean for chances of snow in Birmingham?

The cold temperatures and little chance of rain this week doesn’t indicate that there will be any snow in Birmingham in the foreseeable future, however the start of December does look set to bring with it some hail showers.

UK long range weather forecast Friday 26 Nov - Sunday 5 Dec

Friday the 26th will likely bring cloud, rain, and strong winds to the northwest extending south to affect many areas through the day, some rain may fall as snow on higher ground in the north.

Scattered showers likely to follow later. Feeling rather cold, accentuated by strong winds with coastal gales possible in the northwest.

As the period continues winds will be typically from the north and northwest allowing cold conditions to persist.

High pressure is likely to sit to the south or southwest of the UK, so rain and showers are more likely in the north, these could be wintry on high ground and perhaps at lower levels at times.

Likely drier at times in the south and rather cold at times, with overnight frost likely.

(Source: Met Office)

West Midlands weather forecast

Tonight:

Feeling cold as temperatures quickly drop off under clear skies and light winds. Staying dry throughout but the risk of a frost developing relatively widely. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Tuesday:

Another cold start on Tuesday. Decent amount of sunshine in the south but turning increasingly cloudy in the north. Feeling cool with temperatures around average for the time of year. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy to start on Wednesday before outbreaks of rain develop later. Turning brighter, breezier, and colder again on Thursday, then the risk of further rain on Friday.