UK News Sunlit uplands? Forecast offers bright outlook for UK’s first post-Brexit day
NI snow due to arrive earlier than originally thought - temperatures to plummet to -5°C
Weather experts have revised their forecast for Northern Ireland after satellite imagery revealed heavy snowfall could arrive on Sunday afternoon.In the most up-to-date WXCharts.com graphics, heavy snowfall is expected in various parts of Northern Ireland as early as this coming Sunday.
The sunlit uplands promised by Brexiteers look set to become a reality as the UK enters its first full day outside the EU – in weather terms at least.
As dawn breaks, the clouds are expected to clear, leaving much of the country bathed in sunshine on an unseasonably mild winter day.
The bright start to the UK’s so-called independence day is likely to please Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has hailed the departure as the “dawn of a new era”.
Following a tumultuous three-and-a-half-years, even the February 1 forecast is split along Leave-Remain lines.
Brexit deal becomes UK law, paving way for EU departure next week
Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has officially become UK law, paving the way for the country to leave the EU next week. The prime minister's Withdrawal Agreement Act was signed off by the Queen on Thursday after completing its journey through parliament.Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans announced the news to MPs on Thursday afternoon.It marks the UK clearing one of the final key hurdles on its path to leaving the EU on 31 January. © Getty Boris Johnson's election win handed him a large Tory majority Brussels still needs to take a few more steps for it to formalise the agreement in international law.
People in England and Wales, where the majority voted for Brexit, will enjoy a bright, mild morning.
But it will be a cloudy, wet and windy start in Remain-voting Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Bonnie Diamond, a meteorologist with the Met Office, said: “It does look like around dawn the cloud will clear in southern England and after that it will turn into a clear, mild day with decent spells of sunshine.
“In Northern Ireland and Scotland, it’s a different story. It’s windy with blustery showers and cloudier.”
It will be a rather unsettled
Dry at times but also with some spells of rain
Staying quite mild and breezy
— Met Office (@metoffice)
Saturday is expected to reach a high of 13C in the south east of England, more than double the average maximum of 6C for this time of year.
All hope is not lost for Scotland and Northern Ireland though, with Ms Diamond saying “things will start to brighten up” into the evening.
Wind and snow warnings issued for Northern Ireland as Storm Ciara approaches .
You might want to rethink your weekend plans ⚠️???? ????️❄️An intense deep area of low pressure, which has now been named Storm Ciara, is being watched closely by meteorologists.