Weather forecast UK – Snow 'to last for days' as Arctic blast to freeze Britain THIS weekend; plus Met Office latest

BRITAIN will be hit by an Arctic blast this month – just days after Storm Wanda brings torrential downpours and a risk of flooding to the UK.

Forecasters predict a three day flurry of snow will move in from November 14 and will continue for 72 hours – with as much as 2.5cm of snow expected to fall per day.

But before the white stuff hits, the aftermath of ferocious tropical storm Wanda will see Britain under a washout from next Tuesday.

Met Office forecaster Dan Harris told the Mirror: "Tropical Storm Wanda is not too far from the UK – and may indirectly influence the forecast early next week."

The Met Office has already placed a yellow weather warning for wind across northern and eastern Scotland from 8pm last night until 5pm today.

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest info & updates…

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    Met office: Dry for some this afternoon

    The weather agency has tweeted: "Dry for many this afternoon with some sunny spells, the best of these in the west.

    "Easternmost parts however will be cloudy.

    "Some drizzly rain, and it will cloud over across Northern Ireland with some rain arriving by evening."

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    Possibility of some sunshine on Sunday

    BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker added: “Some sunny spells but generally speaking there is a large amount of cloud on the way. It is going to be mild and a particularly mild morning, way above the average for the time of the year.

    "Sunshine developing across central parts of the UK and some areas being quite sunny but either side of that in the east and the west a fair bit of cloud, really mild 14C in the south around 12-13C in the north.”

     “For the vast majority of us a dry day and again sunny spells possible almost anywhere on Remembrance Sunday.”

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    Who chooses the storm names?

    The Met Office chooses the names but it asks for members of the public to help by making suggestions every year.

    The service decided to start naming storms in alphabetical order back in 2014, in the hope that doing so would make people more aware of them and how dangerous they can be.

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    Explained: Why are there no storm names for Q, U, X, Y and Z?

    To ensure the Met Office is in line with the US National Hurricane Centre naming conventions, it does not include names which begin with the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z.

    This is to ensure consistency for official storm naming in the North Atlantic – to reduce confusion for fellow weather experts, sea captains and pilots.

    In America, when all the names in the storm alphabet are used, the naming convention follows the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma…).

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    UK 7/4 for coldest November ON RECORD

    This month could play host to the coldest November on record, according to Ladbrokes.

    Having been a 2/1 shot earlier this week, the bookies have since cut odds to just 7/4 on this going down as the coldest November EVER, with temperatures set to plummet throughout the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "With temperatures soon set to plummet and all corners of the UK preparing for early snow, the odds suggest this could well go down as the coldest November on record.

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    Risk of snow and ice at the end of November

    Latest maps show that snow could well land on the northwest of Scotland by November 17, reported the Express.

    The Met Office have confirmed that from 17 November to 26 November there is a low risk of wintry showers, with a high chance of frost and fog in the north.

    From 27 November onwards there is a “risk” of snow and ice, with spells or rain and strong winds.

    Fog and frost is also likely overnight because if high pressure in the south and southwest.

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    UK 2/1 for a WHITE CHRISTMAS

    With Christmas Day being just around the corner, the bookies make it just a 2/1 shot that we see the white stuff on December 25th.

    Edinburgh is the most likely destination at 3/1.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Plenty of punters will be dreaming of a White Christmas this year, and the odds suggest they could well get their wish, with 2/1 being on offer for any part of the UK to wake up to snow on December 25th."

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    Snow to hit 'in days'

    BRITAIN is braced for a polar plunge as snow is set to hit in DAYS as an Arctic blast makes its way towards the UK.

    Remembrance Sunday will be covered with bright spells and mild weather up and down the country tomorrow, but colder weather is on its way.

    The start of next week will see temperatures hit 14C, with mild spells accord the country.

    But by Wednesday there will be a significantly colder chill sweeping towards the UK, with snow heading to Scotland first.

    Read more here.

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    Brits could get 'late autumn sunshine' this afternoon

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    Snow to fall ‘for days’ as deep freeze slams the UK

    The Met Office has warned of cold, wintry weather in the coming days as now maps show where snow could fall.

    The UK is set to be hit with a cold snap that will see temperatures plummet and heavy now blanket parts of the country “for days”.

    November is expected to be chilly with snow possible in some areas, reports claim.

    Wednesday, November 17 is forecast to be the coldest day of the week, with an average temperature of just 4C in the south and 1C in the north.

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    Staying healthy this winter

    BRITS have revealed their top secrets for battling winter illnesses during the cold weather – with almost half pledging to take better care of themselves.

    More than half of UK adults believe their immune system has been weakened by months of isolation because of the pandemic.

    Many believe that wiping down door handles, getting more sleep and eating a lot of spicy foods can keep the cold weather sniffles at bay.

    Other methods being plumped by Brits include staying in well-ventilated areas, eating immune-boosting foods like oranges and spinach as well as drinking plenty of water.

    The study also found that 88 per cent of people think that preventing catching a winter illness is important.

    Of the 2,000 adults, 65 per cent said that the average cold will wipe them out for several days – and provoke at least three complaints per day.

    There are plenty of other ways to stay healthy this winter.

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    Is there a difference between male and female storms?

    A study of American hurricanes has shed light on an alarming pattern, and explained that more people are k

    Incredibly, the 2014 study added that the more feminine the name, the more people a storm is likely to kill. The researchers even suggested that changing a hurricane's name from Charley to Eloise could triple the number of fatalities.

    Co-author Sharon Shavitt, a professor at the University of Illinois, said: "In judging the intensity of a storm, people appear to be applying their beliefs about how men and women behave."

    illed by "female" storms than those with male names.

    The reason why is all down to how we subconsciously view gender, since we're more likely to assume that storms with female names will be less dangerous. This means people end up taking fewer precautions to protect themselves, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.

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    Meteogroup forecast for Saturday evening

    Saturday evening will be dry for most with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud cover.

    Patches of mist and fog will soon reform.

    Overnight will then continue dry with thick cloud cover and patches of mist.

    There may be a few spots of light rain or drizzle and this will be most frequent across the north-west.

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    Why did the UK start naming storms?

    Analysis has shown that naming storms makes people more aware of the severe weather and helps them prepare for them in advance.

    Surveys showed people were more aware of the threat and more likely to take action after hearing the name of a storm, rather than a forecast simply saying bad weather is on the way.

    The Met Office and its Irish counterpart Met Eireann decided to follow the US system of giving girls and boys' names to tropical storms and hurricanes.

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    Scotland to be hit hardest by snow

    Scotland is set to be the hardest hit, while meteorologists predict there is a 40 per cent chance of snowfall in the north.

    Those in England, East Anglia, Wales and the south are also expected to wake up to snow outside their windows.

    AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: “The threat for snow between November 17-22 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.”

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    Remembrance weekend weather forecast

    This Remembrance weekend looks to be a dry and cloudy one with the rain looking set to come just before Saturday.

    The Met Office have said there will be ‘outbreaks’ of rain on Friday and the weekend looks to be a ‘mild’ one.

    “Breezy with outbreaks of rain on Friday, heaviest in the northwest. Over the weekend, cloudy in the east with some drizzle, brighter in the west. Mild, turning colder later.”

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    Snow day, yay!

    An icy three-day plunge is on the way, with 2.5cm snow flurries expected from November 14.

    Inverness will be the first to see the in the early hours – before the snow drifts down to Edinburgh, weather site WXCharts has suggested.

    However, before that, millions will see heavy rain and blustery winds thanks to the fall-out from a tropical storm.

    Storm Wanda may influence the type of weather we’ll see in the coming days and over the weekend.

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    Odds on snow this Xmas

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on snow falling on Christmas Day this year.

    Coral make Aberdeen the most likely UK city to get snow on December 25, at 6-4 now, followed by Glasgow and Edinburgh at 7-4.

    Newcastle is 2-1 for snow on the big day, the most likely of the English cities according to the odds, with London a 5-1 shot for a White Christmas.

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    How to keep your baby warm this Winter

    AS winter comes around once more – it’s inevitable that temperatures are set to drop.

    Babies aren’t able to care for themselves or put on an extra layer in the same way adults can, so it’s important to keep an eye on them as the weather gets cooler.

    Here are the experts’ top tips:

    1. Skip bath time
    2. Never wear a hat indoors
    3. Know the right time
    4. Feel your baby’s neck
    5. Avoid putting the heating on
    6. Check the cot

    Read more here

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    Met Office forecast Saturday – Monday

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mostly dry, but often rather cloudy. Some sunny spells, especially in southeastern areas, with overnight fog. Occasional rain in the northwest, perhaps heavy for a time; showery & cooler in the northwest later.

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    Explained: Will my boss pay my heating bills?

    If staff have been told to work from home because of severe weather conditions, however, employers are not bound by law to reimburse workers for costs such as heating, lighting and broadband.

    However, you may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work at home on a regular basis.

    You can either claim tax relief on £6 a week from April 6, 2020, or the exact amount of the extra costs you’ve incurred above the weekly amount – but you’ll need evidence such as a receipt, bills or contracts.

    Meanwhile, if bad weather stops you from getting to work, it is largely down to your contract of employment whether you will get paid.

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    Am I eligible for a cold winter payment?

    Those eligible to apply are:

    • Pension credit
    • Income support
    • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
    • Income-related employment and support allowance
    • Universal Credit
    • Support for mortgage interest

    Exact date three days of snow will hit

    THREE days of snow is set to hit the UK later this month, with forecasters warning Brits to brace for an icy plunge.

    Temperatures are set to plummet below zero across the country, making way for the white stuff to fall in just a couple of weeks.

    A cold front is expected to move in around November 20, before three days of snow take hold, according to the latest WXCharts.

    The 72-hour flurry of snow could blanket the UK from November 21, seeing bookies slash the odds on this being the coldest November ever.

    Top tips for avoiding a cold this winter

    1. Wearing a mask when out in public

    2. Using hand sanitiser frequently

    3.  Eating immune boosting foods like oranges and spinach

    4. Staying in as much as possible

    5.  Avoiding busy public areas like supermarkets

    6.  Avoiding public transport

    7. Getting extra sleep

    8.  Drinking lots of water

    9. Washing your hands frequently

    10.  Staying warm

    Scotland to be hit hardest by snow

    Scotland is set to be the hardest hit, while meteorologists predict there is a 40 per cent chance of snowfall in the north.

    Those in England, East Anglia, Wales and the south are also expected to wake up to snow outside their windows.

    AccuWeather's senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: "The threat for snow between November 17-22 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."

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