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North Wales braced for Arctic blast as temperatures set to plummet later this week

Published date: 09 January 2017 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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NORTH WALES could see snow later this week as the UK braces itself for an Arctic blast.

Forecasters are predicting that temperatures will plunge as the Arctic air moves south and winds pick up towards the end of the week.

The weather system will move southwards and by Thursday showers will become increasingly wintry.

Snow is anticipated on higher ground.

Steven Keates, from the Met Office, said: "On Thursday the showers spread further south and east, putting most places at risk of showers.

"It is going to turn much chillier, particularly through Thursday and Friday. Some areas could see snow, and some pretty significant snow."

He added: "Most places are at risk. By Thursday and/or Friday, I think most places will stand risk of seeing something a bit wintry - sleet or snow."

Temperatures are not set to dip too low this week, but the wind - and some risk of gales across Scotland - will make it feel colder than it is.

Mr Keates said: "Next weekend we could be into minus double figures overnight. But this week it will be more about the feel, rather than the temperatures."

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