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Met Office Forecasts Heavy Snow in Parts of the UK Tomorrow with Dangerous Weather Warning

The Met Office and BBC Weather have issued forecasts predicting heavy snowfall in certain areas of the UK on Monday, January 8, 2024. The impending snowstorm is expected to transform parts of the capital into a winter wonderland, offering a picturesque backdrop for residents and commuters.

According to the Met Office and BBC Weather, the regions in South London are most likely to be impacted by the snowfall. Areas extending from South London towards the A205, including Dulwich and Eltham, are anticipated to experience the heaviest snowfall. The snow is expected to be less intense as it spreads further north, with the Thames River serving as a natural boundary for the snowstorm.

The predicted timeframe for the snowfall is primarily between 10 am and 11 am, with some areas like Sanderstead and Kenley expecting consistent snowfall throughout the day, starting as early as 9 am and continuing until 7 pm.

South Croydon is predicted to receive the most significant snowfall in the capital, especially in areas like Kenley and Sanderstead. Residents in these areas should prepare for a steady snowfall from 9 am until 7 pm, with temperatures hovering between 1 and zero degrees, resulting in a freezing feel of -5 to -6 degrees.

In terms of accumulation, forecasters at AccuWeather predict that there is a 69% chance of “little to no accumulation” of snow after the storm subsides, with approximately 0.1 cm of snowfall per hour.

As we move slightly eastwards towards Erith, moderate snowfall is expected, with both the Met Office and BBC Weather indicating snowfall between 10 am and 11 am. Later in the day, snow showers are predicted to return, with the BBC suggesting a timeframe of 6 pm to 8 pm and the Met Office proposing 5 pm.

On the western and eastern borders of the snowfall area, such as Sutton and the East of the River Thames, snowfall is expected to be lighter. Sutton and Morden should see a few flakes falling around 11 am and 2 pm, according to the Met Office, with the BBC predicting more substantial snowfall in the evening from 4 pm to 9 pm in Sutton. Morden’s forecast remains consistent with the Met Office predictions.

Woolwich and Eltham, on the eastern flank of the snowfall area, are expected to receive light snowfall, with Woolwich receiving snow between 10 am and 11 am and again at 5 pm, along with rain showers. Eltham is anticipated to experience a three-hour block of snowfall between 10 am and 12 pm. The BBC’s forecast for Woolwich suggests an extensive period of snowfall from 4 pm to 9 pm, while Eltham’s forecast aligns with the Met Office’s predictions, featuring a steady flow of snow from 11 am to 9 pm.

In addition to the snowfall, the Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for London, alerting residents to the potential danger of icy patches. They have advised people to take precautions to stay safe during this period of harsh weather, including allowing extra time for travel, using main roads where possible, and staying updated with the latest weather forecasts.

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