Polar Spring Leeds: Is a Polar Spring going to bring more snow, ice and frost weather misery to Leeds?

Forecasters are predicting a sudden cold snap, dubbed a 'Polar Spring', which could bring fresh snow, ice and frost misery to parts of the UK in a final winter flurry.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:36 am
Will it be snowy or sunny in Leeds? A Polar Spring is threatening to bring more cold weather

In what has already been the coldest winder for eight years, the Polar Spring is threatening to bring one last cold snap to the UK.

The Met Office has warned that temperatures could be 'much colder than average' and could bring with them frost and wintry showers.

This is what the forecast says in full: "Largely settled conditions overall are expected at first during this period. This will give dry weather with light winds, with the main chance of rain being in the far north-west, and also the east.

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"There is a risk of morning frost and fog patches, particularly in the west. Temperatures potentially much colder than average in the south, particularly the south east, where showers could be wintry for a time, but likely milder across the north.

"The end of the period will most likely see another period of unsettled weather, with spells of rain and some strong winds crossing all parts of the UK, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below average for this time of year by the end of the period.

There is talk of possible snow showers, but it would appear to be largely confined to the south of the country.

In Leeds, the forecast is looking warmer today with temperatures hitting 13C, followed by similar conditions on Tuesday before a slight dip towards the end of the week.

The good news is that the unsettled conditions are likely to give way to better weather again during early April.

A long-range forecast from the Met Office reads: "Following an unsettled spell a gradual change back to more settled conditions looks likely during early April. Whilst some areas will still see showers at times, there is likely to be a good deal of dry weather.

"The focus of any shorter-lived unsettled interludes is more likely to be across the northwest of the UK. Around the turn of the month temperatures are most likely to be around if not a little below average. Temperatures probably remaining around average during early April but with an increased chance of some warmer spells."

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