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UK News What the Met Office says about reports of a 'polar vortex' and plunging temperatures in Wales this week

04:40  18 november  2019
04:40  18 november  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

The weather forecast in Wales this week as temperatures to drop

  The weather forecast in Wales this week as temperatures to drop According to the Met Office temperatures could be 8C lower than average for the time of year The lowest temperature forecast for this week is -2C according to the Met Office.

A powerful polar vortex is blamed for at least seven deaths across the Midwest, with even colder weather coming Wednesday. The National Weather Service late Tuesday described the polar vortex system surging from the north as "one of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory."

It’s this escaping polar air that is dropping temperatures in the Midwest and the East — there’s a lag time between the atmospheric event and Some researchers, including Dr. Francis and Dr. Cohen, say they suspect that the more frequent polar vortex breakdowns can be tied to climate change.

“Polar vortex”, “plunging temperatures” and the “big freeze” are all terms filling the weather headlines today.

But what does the Met Office have to say?

One news website said Britain is preparing for a -5C freeze, while another warned of severe conditions.

This is what the UK’s weather service is forecasting for the week ahead.

Temperatures are due to drop below freezing in parts of Wales, but frost is not unusual at this time of year.

Met Office weather warning issued as heavy rain, snow and strong winds approach

  Met Office weather warning issued as heavy rain, snow and strong winds approach The warning is in place on Thursday with some areas set to see 60mm of rainfallThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for the entire day on Thursday, with hill snow and strong winds also set to cause problems in the region.

The Met Office warning, covering the East Midlands, North West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and North Wales Police said snow was "coming down quite hard" in the region and advised motorists to be careful. The strength of a polar vortex varies from year to year. When it is strong, the vortex

A polar vortex is an upper-level low-pressure area lying near one of the Earth's poles. There are two polar vortices in the Earth's atmosphere, overlying the North and South Poles.

Are there any severe weather warnings in place?

No, the Met Office has not issued any weather warnings for the next seven days.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Met Office

How cold is it going to get?

Temperatures are expected to drop to -2C in Newtown, Powys, at 3am on Tuesday. Bala at Builth Wells are likely to see -1C.

a close up of a map © Met Office

Is it particularly cold for the time of year?

The average maximum temperature for Wales in November is 9.6C and the average minimum is 3.9C.

On average, just under five days in November are frosty and there are 162mm of rainfall.

What is the polar vortex?

The polar vortex is a circulation of winds high up in the stratosphere, up to 30 miles above the earth.

It is present in winter and is not a new phenomenon, scientists have known about it for many years.

Met Office warns of 65mph winds and rain with flood alert issued

  Met Office warns of 65mph winds and rain with flood alert issued Poor conditions could cause disruption across the region, says the forecasterThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for Tuesday, while Natural Resources Wales has put out a flood alert.

A POLAR vortex snow bomb will bury the UK this weekend with Met Office weather warnings The Met Office has issued weather warnings as snow and ice hit BritainCredit: MET Office . Temperatures will vary throughout the UK from around 12C to 13C in the south while some areas of

A BBC Weather forecaster and a Met Office meteorologist have spilt the truth on the famous question of whether it can The snow struck after temperatures plunged and fell well below freezing overnight gripping the country. Snow to freeze UK for THREE WEEKS as polar storm brings -10C white out.

The winds regularly exceed 155 miles per hour – the strength of the winds in the strongest hurricanes.

During the winter it can strengthen and weaken. These changes have an influence lower down in the atmosphere and ultimately on our weather.

Are there any flood warning in place?

Natural Resources Wales has not issued any flood warnings or flood alerts. Four warnings have been removed in the last 24 hours.

a close up of a logo © Natural Resources Wales

What is the forecast for Wales?

Tonight: Clear spells, frost and possibly some patches of fog developing later in the night. Chilly with a northerly breeze and lows of -1C.

Monday: A chilly start to the day, but dry, with winds easing and long spells of sunshine developing.

Tuesday: A cloudy day, with rain approaching from the west.

Wednesday: Breezy with the potential for coastal gales.

What is the weather going to be like in my area?

Aberystwyth

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Caernarfon

Fog and frost expected as UK heads for coldest night so far

  Fog and frost expected as UK heads for coldest night so far The Met Office warned that Monday could be the coldest night across the UK as a whole, with temperatures dipping to minus 9C in rural Scotland.Fog patches are also expected to form across central and south-east England, and in eastern parts of Wales.

Met Office spokeswoman Sophie Yeomans said early Tuesday morning could be the “coldest night of the autumn so far.” The BBC added: “A slow recovery in temperatures is then expected through the middle to latter part of next week as chilly northerly winds give way to milder south or south-easterlies.

As many as nine deaths may be related to a polar vortex that forecasters said would send temperatures plunging more than 30 degrees below zero on The exact circumstances were not immediately clear, and the emergency management office did not provide details on the victim.

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Cardiff

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Carmarthen

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Holyhead

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Monmouth

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Newtown

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St David's

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Swansea

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Wrexham

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Met Office has its say on 'coldest winter for 100 years' .
Some forecasters say new records for cold and snow will be set this yearAccording to The Express, Exacta Weather says it is now more plausible we will see 'some type of 100-year cold or snow records being breached this winter'.

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