Met Office UK snow forecast - Birmingham to have mild temperatures but will it snow?

Experts have forecast an Arctic blast to hit the United Kingdom this week, but will it bring snow to Birmingham?

Weather organisations have warned the public that the UK could see as many as five days of snowfall between now and the end of November.

Tyler Ros, who is a representative of agency AccuWeather, confirmed that the most likely period that could see snow is from November 17 to 22.

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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 means 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.

But will these coldening temperatures and potential snowy days be hitting Birmingham this week?

Birmingham (West Midlands) weather forecast

Tonight (Monday)

Skies will be full of lowering clouds in the late afternoon with mist and fog developing over the hills. There will be intermittent periods of drizzle in places with temperatures turning briefly chilly in areas with clearer conditions. The cloud cover in the rest of the region will help prevent frost and prolong milder temperatures.

Tuesday

It will be cloudy and misty in places earlier in the day. Skies will get brighter from the west with a chance of brief sunny spells. Temperatures will be mild with light winds and highs of 13℃.

Outlook from Wednesday to Friday

Breezier and increasingly less mild on Wednesday, though it will be largely dry and bright with sunny spells. Thursday and Friday are expected to be cloudier with very mild temperatures and brief moments of bright conditions with sunny spells.

UK long range weather forecast

Saturday 20 November - Monday 29 November

A cold and potentially cloudy and drizzly start to this period in the north, with some wintery showers following over high ground.

Winds will often be blowing between the west and north.

High pressure will often affect southern areas, bringing largely settled and dry conditions here, this possibly extending countrywide at times.

However, some spells of rain are likely to affect northern areas, accompanied by brisk winds.

There is likely a trend towards colder conditions later in the period, with a risk of wintry showers, mainly in the north.

Otherwise, temperatures are likely to be close to or just below average.

Under high pressure, frost and fog are likely overnight, with any fog slow to clear during the morning.

UK long range weather forecast

Tuesday November 30 - Tuesday December 14:

Conditions remaining similar during late November and early December, with the north-westerly flow dominating.

High pressure close by to the south and southwest will bring a good deal of dry and settled weather, where frost and fog is likely overnight, the fog often slow to clear in the morning.

The weather will be more changeable further north, with spells of rain, and occasional strong winds, this interspersed with sunshine and showers.

Temperatures above average overall, but short-lived colder spells are likely, with the risk of snow and ice, especially in the north.

(Source: The Met Office)