Weather forecast UK latest – Storm Corrie 'snow bomb' to see Britain BLASTED by blizzards, wind & rain warns Met Office

Weather forecast UK latest – Storm Corrie 'snow bomb' to see Britain BLASTED by blizzards, wind & rain warns Met Office

December 14, 2021

THE final 'major' storm of 2021 will see Britain battered by a 'snow bomb', severe gales and heavy rain.

While a White Christmas seems unlikely for most, the brutal conditions are expected to hit two days later on December 27.

Following Storms Arwen and Barra earlier this month, much of the country is currently enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures that have seen the mercury rise to 14C in recent days.

But according to Netweather.tv, the post Christmas 'snow bomb' will send temperatures plummetting again in the first of what will be FIVE more storms before the end of winter.

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘SNOWBOMB’ to hit Britain after Christmas

    BRITS are bracing for a weather "SNOWBOMB" to hit after Christmas as Storm Corrie brings biting winds and heavy downpours.

    Britain's third storm of the winter season will follow havoc-wreaking storms Arwen and Barra which brought blizzards and gale-force winds earlier this month.

    And it appears Storm Corrie will be no different – as a "snow bomb" could move in from December 27.

    As a south-western front of rain and wind moves across the UK, there is "potential for some snowfall", Netweather.tv reports.

    If the pressure contained within the storm deepens by 24millibars in 24 hours, it will earn the title of "weather bomb".

    The resulting snowfall could then wreak havoc for shivering Brits up and down the country, the Mirror reports.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Wednesday weather summary from the Met Office

    Rain clearing southwards but persisting across southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England.

    Brighter across the rest of Scotland. Milder and cloudier further south, though some sunshine east of hills.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather outlook for Thursday – Saturday

    Rain clearing far north Thursday, with winds easing here.

    Otherwise largely cloudy but mostly dry with light winds.

    Patchy mist and fog for some overnight.

    Mild at first, gradually cooling.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Long range weather forecast for Christmas

    The Met Office have said that Christmas day will be settled this year and cold spells will remain.

    They said “Remaining generally unsettled at first, with wettest and windiest conditions likely moving further north with drier and brighter spells developing in the south and southeast at times.

    “Temperatures likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible.

    “It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather summary for this evening

    The Met Office says tonight's weather will be "windy with rain affecting western and northern Scotland, before moving southwards later to allow clearer skies into the far northwest".

    It added: "Rather cloudy and mild elsewhere with a little drizzle in places, though turning clearer and chilly across some central parts."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Scotland to see more rain for the rest of the day

    The Met Office tweeted: "The latest #radar sequence shows it's been raining over parts of #Scotland today.

    "Further #rain is expected to fall throughout the rest of today and Wednesday across the northwest.

    "Elsewhere it's looking quite dry, though #England and #Wales will see some drizzle at times."

  • Louis Allwood

    How does this week look?

    The Met Office have predicted that from Tuesday to Thursday it will be unsettled initially.

    Breezy in the north with persistent, rain arriving in the northwest through Tuesday.

    Elsewhere, cloudy with rain at times. Becoming more settled later in the week. Mild throughout.

  • Louis Allwood

    Scotland set for more rain today

    Scotland have already been hit by rain this morning and there is more set to come.

    Rain is expected to fall throughout the rest of the afternoon and during tomorrow around the north west.

  • Louis Allwood

    Uk Thursday to Saturday forecast

    Rain clearing far north through Thursday, and winds easing. Otherwise largely cloudy with light winds and mostly dry.

    Patchy mist and fog for some overnight. Generally mild throughout.

  • Louis Allwood

    Tonight's forecast

    Breezy and cloudy for many with rain continuing in the northwest.

    Some drizzle in the south with best shelter east England where chilly.

  • Louis Allwood

    18th to the 27th December forecast

    Through this period, high pressure, already across southern areas, is expected to build further north, pushing the remaining wind and rain away.

    Here any rain will be light, giving a much drier second half to December for all and winds expected to be predominantly calm.

    Although rather cloudy at first, cloud amounts should reduce through the period, especially in the south and southeast.

    Temperatures near average to start, and locally mild in the north, although they will tend to become colder in time for Christmas, especially in southern areas.

    As a result, the risk of frost and fog increases, the fog slow to clear through the mornings, and perhaps lasting all day in some places.

  • Louis Allwood

    UK could be battered by six more storms this winter

    The UK could be battered by as many as six more major storms throughout this winter.

    A “perfect recipe” of warm North Sea waters and a “La Nina” cooling of the Pacific Ocean after a placid autumn will drive the misery, forecasters warned.

    In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.

    Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.

    Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.

    The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘SNOWBOMB’ to hit Britain after Christmas (Continued…)

    British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale warned of another major storm – dubbed Storm Corrie – before the new year.

    This is due to the La Nina effect, an unsettled weather front caused when warm North Sea temperatures mix with cooler water from the Pacific Ocean.

    Mr Dale said: "We are expecting one more major storm this month which will set the trend for coming months.

    "We expect five to six storms to hit through the winter period which could be severe enough to warrant naming."

    Weather charts suggest snow will fall in the North West on December 27, with 1cm expected in just one hour.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘SNOWBOMB’ to hit Britain after Christmas

    Britain's third storm of the winter season will follow havoc-wreaking storms Arwen and Barra which brought blizzards and gale-force winds earlier this month.

    And it appears Storm Corrie will be no different – as a "snow bomb" could move in from December 27.

    As a south-western front of rain and wind moves across the UK, there is "potential for some snowfall", Netweather.tv reports.

    If the pressure contained within the storm deepens by 24millibars in 24 hours, it will earn the title of "weather bomb".

    The resulting snowfall could then wreak havoc for shivering Brits up and down the country, the Mirror reports.

  • Louis Allwood

    Top tips for driving during the fog

    The Met Office have released the following tips to keep people safe whilst driving in the fog.

  • Louis Allwood

    28th December – 11th January outlook

    It is likely to remain settled for the final week of 2021, with an increasing risk of frost and fog for Christmas and New Year.

    Any unsettled spells are most likely for the northwest, with occasional stronger winds, and some showers or longer spells of rain.

    Temperatures are expected to be around average, but milder in the north, and colder in the south at times, where frost is most likely.

    Heading deeper into January there is expected to be a gradual shift towards more changeable conditions, especially in the northwest, and turning milder again too.

  • Louis Allwood

    How does this week look?

    The Met Office have predicted that from Tuesday to Thursday it will be unsettled initially.

    Breezy in the north with persistent, rain arriving in the northwest through Tuesday.

    Elsewhere, cloudy with rain at times. Becoming more settled later in the week. Mild throughout.

  • Louis Allwood

    Local weather forecast

    Edinburgh:

    Dry start in central and eastern areas. Otherwise a cloudy day with occasional rain, this mainly in the west. Drier in the east perhaps bright at times in East Lothian and the eastern Borders. Fresh to strong southwest winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

    Manchester:

    Any fog slow to clear on Tuesday morning. A cloudy and largely dry day, with the odd bright spell developing at times. Turning breezier through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Local weather forecast

    London:

    A rather cloudy and murky morning, with low cloud, mist, fog and the odd spot of drizzle. However, it will gradually become drier and brighter for many through the afternoon. Generally very mild for December, with light winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

    Belfast:

    Any early fog patches in south soon lifting. A mainly dry day with some bright or sunny spells in the east and south. Thicker cloud in the west could bring a few patches of drizzle. Mild with fresh southwesterly breezes. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

    Cardiff:

    Mist and fog slowly gives way to a rather cloudy day. Dry for many though some light rain or drizzle is possible, especially at first. One or two brighter breaks developing. Feeling very mild with a gentle breeze. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Today's UK forecast

    Wet and windy across northwest and north Scotland.

    Patchy drizzle in the south but elsewhere often cloudy and dry after fog and low cloud slowly lifts.

    Mild for many though nearer normal through the central swathe of the UK.

  • Louis Allwood

    Temperatures to PLUMMET in South as frost grips Britain

    TEMPERATURES are set to PLUMMET in the South of England on Christmas Day with frost gripping the country, it’s been revealed.

    Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.

    The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.

    In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.

    Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.

    But the week in between Christmas and New Year is will be chilly, with higher chances of frost and fog as Brits enjoy the holidays with friends and family.

  • Louis Allwood

    UK odds on for a White Christmas

    THE UK IS ODDS-ON FOR A White Christmas, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

    The bookies now make it just a 1/3 shot for snow to fall anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day, with 5/1 on offer for Londoners to see the white stuff.

    Elsewhere, Edinburgh remains the most likely city to see snow at 5/2, with Birmingham and Newcastle being 3/1 apiece in the betting.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though White Christmas punters look set to get their wish this year, with plenty of cities up and down the UK bracing themselves for a battering of the white stuff."

  • Louis Allwood

    Compensation payments increased after Storm Arwen power cuts

    Extra compensation will be paid to tens of thousands of customers left without power following Storm Arwen.

    The extreme conditions, deemed a "once in a generation" weather event, on November 26 affected 135,000 Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) customers, mainly in north east Scotland, with the last homes only reconnected nine days later.

    SSEN said it will add a 20% goodwill payment to the statutory compensation values set by energy regulator Ofgem.

    A £700 cap on compensation was lifted last week, allowing those affected to claim £70 for each 12-hour period they are left without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours.

    SSEN said the 20% enhancement means customers will receive up to an additional £210 depending on how long they were without power.

    When combined with the removal of the £700 payment cap, this will mean an extra £560 in total for those last to be reconnected.

  • Louis Allwood

    Yellow wind warnings

    The Met Office has issued yellow wind warnings for the northwest of the UK.

    The warning has been issued for winds expected to hit late on Sunday and into Monday.

    80-85mph gusts are possible over the Western Isles, the far north of Scotland and the Northern Isles and there is a chance of gusts in excess of 90mph in some places.  

    The winds are associated with a low pressure system that will form to the west of the UK and is currently set to impact the northwest of the UK. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Monday to Wednesday outlook

    Outbreaks of rain for Monday, generally cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Remaining mild or very mild, and becoming windy at times.

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