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Met Office Predicts A Drastic Change in UK Weather With Colder Conditions

The Met Office has provided its assessment of the abrupt weather shift as the UK braces for a return of cloudy and cooler conditions. An Atlantic jet stream is expected to dominate weather patterns across most parts of the country, with temperatures dropping as low as 2C in northern regions.

The forecast indicates that conditions will progressively become windy starting tonight, with Thursday likely to see breezy conditions in much of the north.

Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen stated, “Strong winds are forecast for Thursday, particularly impacting Scotland. Inland areas of Scotland could experience gusts ranging from 30 to 40 miles per hour, while coastal regions and hills may see gales with gusts reaching 40 to 50 miles per hour.

“Accompanying these winds, the west and northwest of Scotland are also expected to encounter blustery showers, which could develop into longer periods of rain later.”

Gundersen added, “A few showers are possible across Northern Ireland, Wales, and northern England, although southern England is likely to remain dry with sunny intervals.

Rainy Weather Predicted By MET Office (Photo: Getty Images)

Cooler temperatures are anticipated in the damp northwest, while temperatures in the south and southwest will be closer to average.”

Rainfall is projected to persist overnight in parts of Scotland and potentially extend into Northern Ireland.

Weather charts from WXCharts indicate that northern regions could experience temperatures as low as 2-3C by Saturday.

The Met Office also noted, “Weather conditions will remain unsettled and relatively cool over the weekend, although sunny spells are expected which should provide pleasant temperatures when in direct sunlight.

“Early rain in eastern and southeastern England on Saturday is expected to clear swiftly, leading into a weekend characterized by a mix of sunshine and showers, some of which could be heavy with a possibility of hail or thunder.

“Northern Scotland may encounter occasional persistent rain, while southwestern Britain is anticipated to remain predominantly dry. Most areas can expect breezy conditions, with potential for strong winds initially in the far southeast of England.”

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