White Day and -5C polar ice, February is the coldest month of winter


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White Day and -5C polar ice, February is the coldest month of winter

White Day and -5C polar ice, February is the coldest month of winter

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Scotland faces a White Day as a polar freeze of five degrees -5C (23F) makes February the coldest month of winter.

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of snow or sleet in most areas as a 1,500-mile-wide “Arctic strike” is set to arrive on Wednesday — as shown on the weather map.

A puff of arctic air looks set to sweep across the UK later this week (file image)

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A puff of arctic air looks set to sweep across the UK later this week (archive image) Credit: AlamyAn emergency yellow warning has been issued for parts of Scotland as snow showers start pouring in on Saturday night (archive image)

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An emergency yellow warning has been issued for parts of Scotland as snow showers start pouring in on Saturday night (archive image) Credit: AlamyThe Met Office warns of snow or sleet in most areas as a 1,500-mile-wide 'Arctic attack' arrives on Wednesday

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The Met Office warns of snow or sleet in most areas as a 1,500-mile-wide ‘Arctic attack’ arrives on Wednesday

Scotland will be colder than Finland at -5C. Helsinki is a -3C low.

The second chill will bring more snowflakes around Valentine’s Day next Monday.

Three more chills — snowfall at each and below-average temperatures across the country — are set to hit in late February and early March.

Former BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond has warned that the month ahead will be colder than December and January.

He said: “A puff of arctic air looks set to sweep across the UK later this week, which is likely to see severe frost and some snow.

“Future average temperatures are expected to be lower than most of winter, with more frequent intrusions of Arctic air.

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“As we move into March, it looks like we may have wetter and colder conditions. Late snow is a possibility.”

The Met Office warned of a “colder episode” ahead of March 6.

A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said: “By Thursday, there will be cold weather and cold showers in many areas, with strong winds in the north.

“Cold showers are possible in the north and east through February 19, with the possibility of brief cooler episodes.


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“From February 20 to March 6, the low pressure system was interspersed with cooler episodes in the north.”

Scotland could see snowfall as early as next week.

Forecasters expect up to an inch of white mass to hit Scotland on Wednesday after “blizzard conditions” this weekend.

Up to 6 inches of snow will hit peaks in Scotland this weekend, with nearly 2 inches likely to fall elsewhere in the UK.

By Tuesday night, the snow in England is expected to be gone, but parts of Scotland will remain.

Snow will fall in Scotland throughout Wednesday before hitting the rest of the north of the UK on Thursday, according to forecaster WXCharts’ weather maps.

An emergency amber warning has been issued for parts of Scotland as snow showers start pouring in on Saturday night.

Snowfall may be between 2 and 5 cm in some places, and 10 to 15 cm on routes over 300 meters.

“Ice patches will be an additional danger, especially along the western coast,” the Bureau of Meteorology said.

High westerly winds can be expected to cause blizzard conditions and drifting snow on higher routes.

Meteorologists predict that heavy snow could cause some travel disruptions, especially on high-altitude routes.

UK weather forecast for Sunday 6th February 2022 – Emergency amber warning issued for imminent snow

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