Snow forecast for South Shields this week as Met Office forecasters predict December cold snap

Met Office forecasters are predicting a cold snap for the region, with the possibility of winter weather conditions setting in.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 8:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 11:50 am

According to the Met Office, colder weather is expected across the country this week and into the first weekend of December, bringing wintry conditions to some parts of the UK.

Forecasters are claiming that from mid-week, we could see frost, hail, sleet and the possibility of snow settling over higher ground in the region, which could cause travel problems.

For lower areas, the forecasters say that any snow is expected to be more “transient in nature” although they are “currently uncertain exactly where snow will fall”.

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Steve Ramsdale, the chief meteorologist at the Met Office has said that the cold snap could only be short lived and won’t set the tone for the reason of the season.

He commented: “Although we’re going to see a few days with colder conditions, we shouldn’t be surprised that the start of winter brings a brief spell of wintry weather.

“Some parts of the UK, especially northern hills, may see snow, but for many this will only be short lived. We’ll be monitoring the forecast and we will issue warnings accordingly.

Met Office forecasters are predicting a cold snap, with the possibility of snow for the start of December.

“Although winter has started rather abruptly, this colder spell is expected to be part of typical seasonal fluctuations and doesn’t set the mold for the rest of winter.”

This is what the weather looks like for the rest of the week according to the Met Office:

Wednesday, December 2

It appears temperatures will be rather mild on the first day out of lockdown, with some sunny spells and patches of cloud predicted for the region.

Thursday, December 3

Temperatures are set to plummet as we begin to head towards the weekend, with highs of 4°c expected on Thursday.

The region could see lows of 0°c – bringing frost and strong winds as the cold snap sets in.

Friday, December 4

Forecasters are predicting heavy rain to end the week as temperatures reach no higher than 5°c.

There is a chance it will ease off as we head through Friday and into the weekend.

From Thursday, December 3 to Saturday December 5

Thursday through until Saturday will be cold and windy. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, these sometimes heavy with some snow on hills and perhaps to lower levels.

Long range Saturday December 5 to Monday December 14

The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely.

Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall.

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