Jim Andrews

Share |

UK Snowstorm, More to Come

January 14, 2013; 9:46 AM ET

A walk in snow-covered Greater London's Hampstead Heath, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The first widespread snowfall of the winter has whitened greater London and much of the U.K.

The U.K. Met Office warned of up to 10 cm of snowfall on Monday, with temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero C at night.

A few disruptions to driving, flights and schools were already reported as of Monday in Scotland and northern England, the BBC News website said.

Snow depths of up to 5 cm were already widely observed over much of eastern and northern England through eastern Scotland as of midday, data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed.

Met Office forecasters also warned of icing on roadways over western U.K. and northern Ireland late Monday into Tuesday.

The cold snap fostering the snow will last through the week, affording more opportunities for snowfall across the U.K. A weather system forecast to cross the British Archipelago Thursday night through Friday could give widespread snow, for example.

The last significant snowfall to lay in London whitened the city early in first half of last February. Snowfall of 3.3 inches was spread over four days between the 4th and the 10th, the database of AccuWeather.com showed.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More International Weather Blog

  • Plum Rains to Shift North Next Week

    June 27, 2013; 12:28 PM ET

    The plum rains are known as "meiyu" in China, the "baiyu" or "tsuyu" in Japan, and the "jangma" in the Koreas. The heart of the plum rain season stretches from early June to mid-July, with a tendency to shift south to north across the affected area.

  • Monsoon Rains to Pick Up After a Break

    June 24, 2013; 9:30 AM ET

    In the wake of the mid-June cloudbursts, most of Pakistan to northwestern India last week saw a return to dry, hot weather typical of the weeks leading up to the Monsoon onset. It was as if the Monsoon withdrew to its "normal" position for the latter half of June.

  • Heat Wave Bakes Heart of Europe

    June 19, 2013; 8:24 AM ET

    The 38.5 degree C (101 degrees F) reading Tuesday in Ajaccio, Corsica, may have been tops in Europe.

  • Southwest Monsoon Onset Four Weeks Early

    June 16, 2013; 1:33 PM ET

    Monsoon Onset was June 13th, 2013, in Delhi, almost two weeks earlier than average. The June 15th onset at Karachi and Islamabad was more like three week ahead of schedule.

  • Indian Monsoon Surges West, Lags East

    June 13, 2013; 10:00 AM ET

    In Pakistan, hit-or-miss downpours missed the Sindh capital, Karachi. One did hit Pad Idan, where it left 60 mm of rain Wednesday. This was more than 20 times greater than the normal June rainfall.

  • What Is Happening in the Subcontinent?

    June 10, 2013; 1:09 PM ET

    It is still possible that this scenario is over wrought as to the intensity and spread of rain in Pakistan and northwestern India. However, it is the hunch of the present forecaster that some very unusual weather is going to unfold in the Subcontinent during the next week!