THE Met Office has predicted winter conditions for much of the UK and the North East and North Yorkshire later this month as temperatures begin to drop.

According to the weather forecaster’s long-range forecast the first half of the month will be “initially cold, with a chance of overnight rural frost, and wintery showers over highest ground.”

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Looking at the immediate weather forecast for later this week, the Met Office has predicted North East and North Yorkshire weather will be “noticeably colder on Thursday.”

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Noticeably colder on Thursday, especially in strong winds, bright with showers, wintry in the north.

“Turning drier and less windy into Friday but becoming wet and windy on Saturday.”

Looking at the long-range forecast from Saturday October 23 and Monday November 1, the period will have dry start, however, outbreaks of rain and windier weather will spread across the northwest and spread eastward.

Temperatures are set to fall at this point “increasing the likelihood of snow and wintery conditions over higher ground restricted to northern areas,” according to the Met Office.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office added: “Though the first half of the period it will settled, especially in the west. Initially cold, with chance of overnight rural frost, and showers wintry over highest ground. Temperatures trending upwards through the period. 

“The rest of October will be dominated by weather arriving from the Atlantic. Often unsettled and windy, with outbreaks of rain.

“Wettest in the north and west, there will be briefer dry interludes. Driest conditions are likely across south and southeastern areas. Winds will be lighter here, with risk of overnight fog at times.


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