Parade of ‘cold lows’ target UK and could bring significant snow for some, perhaps many!

Written by on March 6, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

After the record warm, settled weather to close February, it’s back to business as usual for early March. A re-energised Atlantic jet stream is blowing off a bitterly cold North America and so a parade of cold lows will bombard the UK over the coming days.

Massive cold pool pushing out over a warm Atlantic strengthens the jet stream and this cold air too crosses the Atlantic.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

So, the UK turns stormier with increasing snow potential.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

With cold air wrapping around these atmospheric wheels, we have a mix of rain at low levels and sleet and snow at mid to high levels. Gales are and will frequently affect coastal and high areas.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Following today’s heavy and persistent rain for some, conditions ease as we head through tomorrow and Thursday as the low pulls east into the North Sea. By doing so, we introduce colder air from the north and northeast.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Today’s system is only to be replaced by another Friday and on into the weekend. With these lows shedding off a cold North America, their associated cold air could bring snow to relatively low levels for some parts of the UK this weekend.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

It’s an ‘every other day’ hit from low pressure for the UK but what’ll be interesting to see is how much cold air these lows contain and whether or not they can bring any significant snow this weekend and next week.

Check out Monday’s low seen by the GFS. Severe gales, heavy snow/blizzards if true.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Then an even deeper low sweeps across southern parts the following day with disruptive snow on it’s northern flank.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

GFS says there’s plenty of snow to come over the next 7 days!

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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