Snow in England: Arctic air brings first widespread snowfall of the autumn



he first sprinkling of snow has settled across areas of Northern England with more set to fall in the UK overnight.

Temperatures plunged below zero with the arrival of brisk Arctic air to our shores following one of the most mild October’s ever.

Forecasters are warning areas of the UK will dip as far as -7 C tonight (19.4 F) – meaning it would be the coldest weather of the Autumn so far.

Higher ground in Scotland is braced for as much as 5cm of snow tomorrow, and isolated areas of England and Wales can expect frost on the ground on Monday morning.

A covering of snow this morning on the Pennine Way in Cumbria was a welcome sight for winter walkers taking in the brisk Arctic air. Credit: Paul Kingston/North News & Pictures ltd

A covering of snow greeted walkers this morning on the Pennine Way in Cumbria, with reports of the white stuff also settling temporarily on the higher areas of Snowdonia, Wales.

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said: “There’s certainly some snow on the higher ground in Scotland, Cumbria, and there’s one or two reports on the highest ground in Snowdonia.


“Into tomorrow, across the higher ground in Scotland, people can expect up to 5cm of snow to fall anywhere above 400 metres, and perhaps 1-3cm above 250 metres.

The coldest temperature recorded this Autumn was -6 C (21.2 F) in Braemar, in the Scottish Cairngorms, on November 6.

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