The weather is set to change quite abruptly next week as we say goodbye to hot sun and hello to snow.
Although it feels like spring has arrived, with sunny days and temperatures approaching 20°C, next week will be considerably cooler. Parts of Yorkshire will also be hit with snow and sleet, with the weather looking much more wintry.
Although large parts of Yorkshire will be cool and cloudy next week, with some rain in places, North Yorkshire will be hit with a few snow showers. Richmond will see sleet arriving late Wednesday evening, with a light snow shower throughout the night.
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On Thursday morning, the city will wake up to another sleet shower, but this will then be swept away by light rain showers throughout the afternoon. In Keld, Wednesday will be considerably snowier with light snow falling from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Met Office.
Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Although the UK has had plenty of good and stable weather in March in recent days, a change is afoot from the middle of next week with colder air spreading from the north and the increasing likelihood of rain for most areas. On the northern hills there is a chance of it falling as snow, although we are more certain about this in the next few days.
“With the influence of unstable weather conditions, we will see a marked drop in temperatures for the most part with colder air arriving from the north. This will see maximum temperatures drop to single digits for many regions, and below from zero overnight.
The detailed forecast for Yorkshire shows the whole region turning colder and cloudier next week, with the outlook to Thursday citing a further chance of snow on higher ground. Forecasts indicate that we can expect some sunny spells on Tuesday, before turning cooler and cloudier as a band of rain moves southward overnight. Showers likely Wednesday and Thursday, possibly turning to snow on the heights.
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