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WATCH: Is snow on the cards for Cornwall?


Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:07am 14th November 2017. (Updated at 4:14pm 14th November 2017)

It's beginning to look a lot like... OK, we won't finish that sentence, because it's only November after all!

That said, it looks like there's an outside chance of snow in the south-west in the early part of next week.

Days after the gritters went out in the Duchy for the first time this winter, the Met Office is predicting "wintry showers" across the UK from this weekend.

But forecasters are going one stage further for the end of the month, predicting "snow in some places".

This is most likely to be on exposed hilly areas, like Dartmoor and perhaps the northern edge of the Duchy.

In its outlook for the week after Saturday 18th November, the Met says: "The weekend generally looks fine and dry, particularly across central and western parts, once any early fog has cleared".

It continues: "A cold and mainly bright regime is likely to become established across the UK into next week, with further wintry showers across the north.

"However, there remains a small chance of some persistent rain and perhaps hill snow across some southern and southwestern parts early next week.

"Thereafter, we are likely to see a blocked pattern becoming established, with a greater chance of drier, colder and brighter weather for most. Temperatures mainly below the average, with increased risk of overnight frost".

From 28th November, forecasters say: "Blocked patterns appear to be likely through this period, with a greater chance of colder, brighter and drier weather for most, with a easterly or northerly airflow, perhaps high pressure becoming more established across the UK.

"However, there are likely to be some short-lived periods with low pressure systems bringing spells of rain or showery conditions, with some snow in places, especially in the north.

"Temperatures are likely to be below the average for late November and early December, with increased risk of overnight frost. Some shorter milder spells are possible in the south.

"Perhaps a return to a generally milder westerly flow towards the end of the period".

Well, it was always going to be an outside chance of the white stuff right?

So, perhaps no need for the hats, gloves, scarfs and sledges just yet!

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