Arctic Weather, No Respite!

I have received a  copy of a short range weather forecast from the Met Office North West Regional Advisor which I have reproduced below.   Looks like it may get colder with more snow?  Text of forecast below:

“Overnight tonight skies are likely to be clear initially which will allow temperatures to drop very quickly after sunset. Like last night we may well see -10C breached in a number of areas. However, later in the night the temperature fall may be arrested and even partially reversed as a band of cloud and patchy snow tracks westwards across the region.    Much of the snow is likely to be light (not everywhere may get any) and so amounts of snow should be limited.   The snow is currently predicted to exit the region by breakfast time tomorrow morning. 

As for Friday much of the day looks dry with some sunshine but increasing cloud towards late afternoon and evening may bring herald some further patchy light snow from the east.     Daytime temperatures again mostly at or below zero Celsius but winds again light. Overnight another severe frost developing although with the E to NE breeze just beginning to pick up a little this may help to avert extreme low temperatures, especially in the south of the region, although there is considerable uncertainty surrounding this.

Looking at the weekend – we will start to pick up a freshening E to NE wind which will inject some significant wind chill into the equation and is a factor to consider for those liable to be engaged in prolonged outdoor activity. Currently Saturday is forecast to be bright with some sunshine but also some scattered (mostly light) snow showers.

Temperatures still struggling to reach zero Celsius by day and well below zero overnight.

Another potentially major snow event seems likely to threaten the southern half of the UK through Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night travelling east to west. At the moment we are likely to be on the northern fringes of this so that the areas most likely to see any additional snowfall (later Sunday and Sunday night) will be Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. A Met Office advisory is already posted for this event.”  

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/nw/nw_forecast_warnings.html

Alan Goodman;  Met Office Regional Advisor – NW England

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