It might snow again in London this week

Does the prospect of snow in London fill you with wintry joy, or chilly dread? While a city covered in a glistening snowy blanket once warmed our hearts, freezing temperatures suddenly seem much less appealing, with sky-high energy bills causing worry for millions across the country.

Unfortunately, this morning, there was a yellow weather warning issued across London for freezing temperatures, potential snow and more travel disruption. The capital narrowly just missed a blizzard, with rain arriving instead, but there are more sub-zero temperatures forecast and Londoners have been warned to brace themselves for a week of freezing weather.

This morning it snowed across the Southeast, just clipping the edge of London in Bromley and parts of Essex. Rain could turn into snow in Brighton and Canterbury today, too. As travel warnings were issued this could affect London commuters. There have also been warnings for the M20 and M25 motorways, which could be icy. 

Temperatures are set to drop to -2C tonight, and 1C the following night. It’s not getting any warmer in the daytime, either, with temperatures expected to remain in low single digits. Tonight there could be a frost, so watch out for icy patches on pavements and roads tomorrow. 

Although it’s going to be chilly, this weather isn’t anything too extreme. Towards the end of the week, we’ll get some respite from the cold with milder air moving in from the Atlantic. 

Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge said: ‘It will turn colder with a northerly airflow bringing wintery hazards. It is nothing extreme for January… This is more of a reminder that it is winter but it is not a Beast from the East scenario.’

Wrap up warm, people.

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