Snow melts only to return a few days later as winter fights to gain ground!

Written by on January 27, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

We’ve said good bye to the mild and hello to the polar maritime once again. The polar maritime air will be whisling down from the north throughout today with winds gusting 40-50 mph widely. This reintroduces a tricky rain, sleet and snow scenario as the cold air is mixed with ocean air.

As you can see the area of low pressure which initiated the mild surge lifting temps to 13C has now pushed east.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

The two below charts show the difference between yesterday morning and today at 850mb.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

The end of week warm up has of course erased the snow cover over N France, Belgium and Netherlands as well as the UK but as the polar maritime returns, we should see the snow fill back in during the week ahead. We’re especially watching a developing low which will move west-east Tuesday bringing rain, sleet and likely disruptive snow.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Note the snow especially over N France and Low Countries during Wednesday as well as England and Wales.

All thanks to this low which becomes deep and tightly wound.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Many parts of the UK including north and central parts as well as south nearest the low could see a covering of snow Monday night and through Tuesday as northwest winds should turn frequent showers increasingly to snow.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Beyond Tuesday and into the mid and late week, we’ve a few lows rotating around a deep trough and this could well add to the snow coverage so by the end of the week, it’s looking like this.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

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