Met Office say there is no snow in the forecast at the moment in coming days

Excitement for the first appearance of significant snow this season has been dampened after claims that it isn't currently on the horizon.

A Met Office spokesperson broke the disappointing news while Jim Dale, British Weather Services' senior meteorologist, said snow may fall in parts of Wales and Scotland due to a Arctic weather front.

Nicola Maxey said: "It is fairly normal to see snow over the mountains of Wales and Scotland at this time of year.

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"There is no snow in the forecast at the moment. As you can see our long range forecast includes some fairly typical unsettled conditions for the rest of October with temperatures around normal for the time of year.

"There is as signal that we could see some more settled weather as we head into November which could bring some colder conditions. However, this does not necessarily mean we will see snow."

The Met Office long range forecast reads: "Unsettled conditions continue to dominate throughout this period, with showers or longer spells of rain, potentially heavy, for much of the UK.

"The heaviest and most persistent of the rain is likely in the south to begin with, and then in the west.

"Moving through the week, frontal systems continue to affect the UK, however, some drier, brighter, and showery periods can be expected in between the passing of these systems, especially in the northeast.

"The end of this period is likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather, especially across the north and west."

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Mr Dale from British Weather Services said while snow is currently forecasted for some regions, its appearance is not guaranteed.

He said: "It’s on one of the models for Wales and northern Scotland with a frosty spell – front moving in.

"If it arrives as shown then a day or two of lying is possible. Certainly, the cold is going nowhere fast."

The Met Office long range forecast that looks ahead to November adds: "This period is likely to see a continuation of the unsettled weather, bringing spells of rain or showers and strong winds across the UK at times, with temperatures near normal for the time of year.

"However, as we move into November, there is an increasing chance of more settled weather across the UK, which would bring colder conditions with mist, fog, and overnight frost."


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