Yorkshire set to be hit by an 11-day ‘snowy plunge’ the Met Office predicts

Winter is on its way.

Brace yourselves Leeds, temperatures in Yorkshire are about to plummet and we could see some snowy showers at the end of the week.

There’s no denying that it’s been an incredibly cold autumn so far, it’s felt as though as soon as the clocks went back the wooly hats and the thick coats went firmly on.

And now, as we step into December we could be seeing some snow much sooner than we first thought.

The Met Office has confirmed that the UK is to enter an 11-day ‘snowy plunge’ and Yorkshire is among the first regions to be affected.

Weather maps show that we can expect snow as soon as Thursday 30 November.

Temperatures in Yorkshire are expected to drop to -2C in some areas, so if you haven’t dug your gloves out from the back of the cupboard yet then now is the time to do so.

It has been confirmed that the Yorkshire Dales region will see snow from Wednesday 29 November, and it will fall between 1am and 3am.

According to The Met Office, we can expect: “Colder than average conditions overall continue to be most likely overall. 

“Winds are likely to often be from the north, with a mixture of cold, quiet periods and some more showery episodes with rain, sleet and possibly hill snow. Any sleet and snow showers would be most likely to affect northern and eastern coastal districts. 

“Colder weather could persist throughout, however towards the end of the period there is an increasing likelihood of an upward trend in temperatures as new areas of cloud and rain attempt to move in from the Atlantic.”

Dan Harris, the Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, said: “At present, the most likely outcome beyond mid-week is that rain from the west slowly moves east, with snow possible over higher ground, and a continued risk of showers over eastern parts.

“However, there is a chance that a more active weather system arrives from the southwest, which would bring more widespread rain, stronger winds, and the potential for more significant snowfall should the air over the UK become sufficiently cold ahead of it.”

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