With Christmas only a few weeks away and many of us wishing for a white Christmas - a wish that’s seldom fulfilled - not many of us wish for a white November. The Met Office have however issued a warning that the UK could be on the cusp of plummeting temperatures and snow in some areas as early as this weekend - but is Birmingham one of them?
Annie Shuttleworth, Met Office meteorologist, said that the current, milder, conditions are expected to end in around five days, giving way for more unsettled weather with strong winds and rain. As temperatures plummet, northern England and Scotland could see some snow falling at the end of this week.
Monday (November 14) in Birmingham was a generally cloudy and grey day with early mist and murk in places. The odd brighter interval is possible during the afternoon before patchy rain reaches western counties around dusk. Feeling much less mild than it did over the weekend. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
We’ll see damp and drizzly conditions becoming more widespread for a time this evening. Skies then briefly clearing, before further cloud and showery rain arrives later in the night. Becoming breezier. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
Today will be generally dry and cold for most of the day. There isn’t expected to be much, if any, rain during the daylight hours. Despite this, it won’t be t-shirt weather - the temperature isn’t expected to rise aboive 10.C at any point.
At pm, the Met Office predicts that it will begin to rain heavily. This rain will persist until Friday morning, continuing throughout the entirity of Thursday.
Outlook for Thursday and Friday
The Met office has issued a yellow warning on Thursday, due to the amount of anticipated rainfall. It will eventually clear up on Friday - however, there is the potential for a minor downpour around noon on this day.
UK long range weather forecast
Saturday is likely to be fine and dry for many, although with cloud and rain spreading eastwards through the day. The strongest winds can be expected in the far northeast of the UK, and perhaps in exposed western parts.
The weekend will be cold in Birmingham, with an average temperature of around 6-7.C. Unsettled and changeable conditions are likely to continue for much of the rest of the period, with an active frontal system likely to move in from the west of the country, bringing bands of rain and strong winds, particularly in the west.
However, there is a possibility of clearer, showery conditions at times. Temperatures expected to be around average for the season.