Weather forecast UK today – Snow to hit THIS WEEKEND with 72-hour blast arriving on Sunday after Storm Wanda's floods

BRITAIN will be hit by an Arctic blast this month – just days after Storm Wanda brings torrential downpours and a risk of flooding to the UK.

Forecasters predict a three day flurry of snow will move in from November 14 and will continue for 72 hours – with as much as 2.5cm of snow expected to fall per day.

But before the white stuff hits, the aftermath of ferocious tropical storm Wanda will see Britain under a washout from next Tuesday.

Met Office forecaster Dan Harris told the Mirror: "Tropical Storm Wanda is not too far from the UK – and may indirectly influence the forecast early next week."

The Met Office has already placed a yellow weather warning for wind across northern and eastern Scotland from 8pm last night until 5pm today.

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest info & updates…

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    Is there a difference between male and female storms?

    A study of American hurricanes has shed light on an alarming pattern, and explained that more people are k

    Incredibly, the 2014 study added that the more feminine the name, the more people a storm is likely to kill. The researchers even suggested that changing a hurricane's name from Charley to Eloise could triple the number of fatalities.

    Co-author Sharon Shavitt, a professor at the University of Illinois, said: "In judging the intensity of a storm, people appear to be applying their beliefs about how men and women behave."

    illed by "female" storms than those with male names.

    The reason why is all down to how we subconsciously view gender, since we're more likely to assume that storms with female names will be less dangerous. This means people end up taking fewer precautions to protect themselves, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.

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    Meteogroup forecast for Saturday evening

    Saturday evening will be dry for most with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud cover.

    Patches of mist and fog will soon reform.

    Overnight will then continue dry with thick cloud cover and patches of mist.

    There may be a few spots of light rain or drizzle and this will be most frequent across the north-west.

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    Why did the UK start naming storms?

    Analysis has shown that naming storms makes people more aware of the severe weather and helps them prepare for them in advance.

    Surveys showed people were more aware of the threat and more likely to take action after hearing the name of a storm, rather than a forecast simply saying bad weather is on the way.

    The Met Office and its Irish counterpart Met Eireann decided to follow the US system of giving girls and boys' names to tropical storms and hurricanes.

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    Scotland to be hit hardest by snow

    Scotland is set to be the hardest hit, while meteorologists predict there is a 40 per cent chance of snowfall in the north.

    Those in England, East Anglia, Wales and the south are also expected to wake up to snow outside their windows.

    AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: “The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland.”

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    Remembrance weekend weather forecast

    This Remembrance weekend looks to be a dry and cloudy one with the rain looking set to come just before Saturday.

    The Met Office have said there will be ‘outbreaks’ of rain on Friday and the weekend looks to be a ‘mild’ one.

    “Breezy with outbreaks of rain on Friday, heaviest in the northwest. Over the weekend, cloudy in the east with some drizzle, brighter in the west. Mild, turning colder later.”

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    Snow day, yay!

    An icy three-day plunge is on the way, with 2.5cm snow flurries expected from November 14.

    Inverness will be the first to see the in the early hours – before the snow drifts down to Edinburgh, weather site WXCharts has suggested.

    However, before that, millions will see heavy rain and blustery winds thanks to the fall-out from a tropical storm.

    Storm Wanda may influence the type of weather we’ll see in the coming days and over the weekend.

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    Odds on snow this Xmas

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on snow falling on Christmas Day this year.

    Coral make Aberdeen the most likely UK city to get snow on December 25, at 6-4 now, followed by Glasgow and Edinburgh at 7-4.

    Newcastle is 2-1 for snow on the big day, the most likely of the English cities according to the odds, with London a 5-1 shot for a White Christmas.

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    How to keep your baby warm this Winter

    AS winter comes around once more – it’s inevitable that temperatures are set to drop.

    Babies aren’t able to care for themselves or put on an extra layer in the same way adults can, so it’s important to keep an eye on them as the weather gets cooler.

    Here are the experts’ top tips:

    1. Skip bath time
    2. Never wear a hat indoors
    3. Know the right time
    4. Feel your baby’s neck
    5. Avoid putting the heating on
    6. Check the cot

    Read more here

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    Met Office forecast Saturday – Monday

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mostly dry, but often rather cloudy. Some sunny spells, especially in southeastern areas, with overnight fog. Occasional rain in the northwest, perhaps heavy for a time; showery & cooler in the northwest later.

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    Explained: Will my boss pay my heating bills?

    If staff have been told to work from home because of severe weather conditions, however, employers are not bound by law to reimburse workers for costs such as heating, lighting and broadband.

    However, you may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work at home on a regular basis.

    You can either claim tax relief on £6 a week from April 6, 2020, or the exact amount of the extra costs you’ve incurred above the weekly amount – but you’ll need evidence such as a receipt, bills or contracts.

    Meanwhile, if bad weather stops you from getting to work, it is largely down to your contract of employment whether you will get paid.

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    Am I eligible for a cold winter payment?

    Those eligible to apply are:

    • Pension credit
    • Income support
    • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
    • Income-related employment and support allowance
    • Universal Credit
    • Support for mortgage interest

    Exact date three days of snow will hit

    THREE days of snow is set to hit the UK later this month, with forecasters warning Brits to brace for an icy plunge.

    Temperatures are set to plummet below zero across the country, making way for the white stuff to fall in just a couple of weeks.

    A cold front is expected to move in around November 20, before three days of snow take hold, according to the latest WXCharts.

    The 72-hour flurry of snow could blanket the UK from November 21, seeing bookies slash the odds on this being the coldest November ever.

    Top tips for avoiding a cold this winter

    1. Wearing a mask when out in public

    2. Using hand sanitiser frequently

    3.  Eating immune boosting foods like oranges and spinach

    4. Staying in as much as possible

    5.  Avoiding busy public areas like supermarkets

    6.  Avoiding public transport

    7. Getting extra sleep

    8.  Drinking lots of water

    9. Washing your hands frequently

    10.  Staying warm

    Scotland to be hit hardest by snow

    Scotland is set to be the hardest hit, while meteorologists predict there is a 40 per cent chance of snowfall in the north.

    Those in England, East Anglia, Wales and the south are also expected to wake up to snow outside their windows.

    AccuWeather's senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: "The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland."

    Staying healthy this winter

    BRITS have revealed their top secrets for battling winter illnesses during the cold weather – with almost half pledging to take better care of themselves.

    More than half of UK adults believe their immune system has been weakened by months of isolation because of the pandemic.

    Many believe that wiping down door handles, getting more sleep and eating a lot of spicy foods can keep the cold weather sniffles at bay.

    Other methods being plumped by Brits include staying in well-ventilated areas, eating immune-boosting foods like oranges and spinach as well as drinking plenty of water.

    The study also found that 88 per cent of people think that preventing catching a winter illness is important.

    Of the 2,000 adults, 65 per cent said that the average cold will wipe them out for several days – and provoke at least three complaints per day.

    There are plenty of other ways to stay healthy this winter.

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      Temperatures expected to be below normal

      AccuWeather's senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: "We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into eastern Europe early next week.

      "If this bleeds westward towards the UK (with the core of the cold remaining in eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch.

      "This then would fire up some North Sea Sea Effect showers coming in from the east," the expert European forecaster warned.

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      Explained: How do I apply for a cold weather payment?

      You don’t need to apply for the cold weather payment as it’s paid automatically.

      If you don’t receive a payment and believe you’re eligible then you can tell your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office, or call the Universal Credit helpline on 0800 328 5644.

      If you’re getting Universal Credit, you can also sign in to your account and add a note to your journal.

      If you go into hospital, this could affect your claim so make sure you tell someone using the contact details above.

      Low income households can get up to £140 towards their electricity bills with the government’s warm home discount scheme.

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      Winter is here this weekend

      Brits elsewhere won't escape the freeze, as the cold weather front continues to move across the UK towards the end of the month and moving into December.

      The Met Office also warned to expect "wintry conditions, especially across the north" in their long range forecast.

      Forecasters suggested this Sunday will begin the bout of chillier weather, despite the milder temperatures this week.

      Millions will see heavy rain and blustery winds thanks to the fall-out from a tropical storm.

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      Snow to fall 'for days' as deep freeze slams the UK

      The Met Office has warned of cold, wintry weather in the coming days as now maps show where snow could fall.

      The UK is set to be hit with a cold snap that will see temperatures plummet and heavy now blanket parts of the country "for days".

      November is expected to be chilly with snow possible in some areas, reports claim.

      Wednesday, November 17 is forecast to be the coldest day of the week, with an average temperature of just 4C in the south and 1C in the north.

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      UK long range weather forecast

      Tuesday 16 Nov – Thursday 25 Nov

      Remaining changeable to the north through the start of this period as low-pressure systems slowly move away, bringing largely cloudy skies to many and further rain to the north.

      Elsewhere while rain is possible at times, drier and clearer conditions are still possible in the far southeast, after the early fog clears.

      Temperatures are likely to recover following a rather cold start. Into the second half of the period, the weather is likely to become drier and more settled, although occasional spells of rain remain likely in the north.

      Temperatures are likely to trend down towards the end of the month. This would bring an increasing chance of some wintry conditions, mainly over the higher ground in the north, but with a slight risk to lower levels.

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      Safe driving for all

      Colder weather can mean ice on the roads – and on the windscreen of your car.

      You could be landed with a £60 fine and three penalty points for failing to scrape ice off your windscreen.

      With 35% of motorists admitting to driving with their windscreen misted up or covered in ice, Brits are being warned not to take risks on the road this winter.

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      Met Office 4cast for Saturday

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      First home

      Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

      The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

      Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

      With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

      However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

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      COP26 conference goes into extra time as talks continue

      Efforts to strike agreement on climate action have continued at the Cop26 talks, as the Glasgow summit went into overtime.

      At an afternoon plenary, countries set out their views on the latest drafts of the agreements that could be secured at the UN conference, which had been published earlier in the day.

      Many developing countries called for more finance for poorer nations to develop cleanly and adapt to the changing climate, and for support for the loss and damage they are facing from rising seas and more extreme weather.

      Boris Johnson appeared to back their calls when he said the developing world "needs to see the cash on the table" at the talks to secure a deal.

      A range of countries called for stronger action on phasing out fossil fuels after language on accelerating a phase-out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels was weakened in the latest draft of the overarching "cover decision" that could be secured at the talks.

      And there were warnings that limiting temperature rises to 1.5C, beyond which the worst impacts of climate change will be felt, was a "matter of life and death".

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      Staying healthy this winter

      BRITS have revealed their top secrets for battling winter illnesses during the cold weather – with almost half pledging to take better care of themselves.

      More than half of UK adults believe their immune system has been weakened by months of isolation because of the pandemic.

      Many believe that wiping down door handles, getting more sleep and eating a lot of spicy foods can keep the cold weather sniffles at bay.

      Other methods being plumped by Brits include staying in well-ventilated areas, eating immune-boosting foods like oranges and spinach as well as drinking plenty of water.

      The study also found that 88 per cent of people think that preventing catching a winter illness is important.

      Of the 2,000 adults, 65 per cent said that the average cold will wipe them out for several days – and provoke at least three complaints per day.

      There are plenty of other ways to stay healthy this winter.

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