UK weather: Met Office confirms exact date snow will hit – but only after thunderstorms and 50mph gales
BRITS are set to be battered by thunderstorms and 50mph before snow hits.
The Met Office has pinpointed the exact day that the white stuff is set to arrive, and it's expected to stay chilly until Halloween.
The first flurry of snow for the country is due on Thursday, but thankfully for many of us we will be unaffected by headaches that snowfall can cause.
Annie Shuttleworth, a Met Office forecaster told The Sun: "On Wednesday night we will see a front move south through the UK, and that could bring with it some snow.
"But this is restricted to high ground in Scotland. For most of us we will see rain in that front."
Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds will be heading to our shores tomorrow, according to the Met Office.
"Much of Wales, South Western and central parts of England throughout tomorrow morning until around midday will have potentially heavy and thundery downpours," Annie added.
The weather agency has warned that businesses and homes could be flooded and damage could be caused by floodwater, lightning strikes, hail, or strong winds.
"The rain will set in when people are driving so we are urging people to be careful."
Traffic chaos has also been preempted after warnings that fallen trees could block roads and public services could be cancelled.
The cold snap is tipped to last until Halloween, with hail and rain blowing in on an Arctic chill.
The Met Office's long-range weather forecast said temperatures are likely to drop into next week.
And Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent said there is increasing chance of rural frosts on Thursday as Britain braces for a winter chill.
She said: "If you're out mountaineering don't be surprised if you get wintry weather."
Up to half a foot of snow could fall in Cairngorms in Scotland on Thursday according to WXCharts.
The weather site also forecasts snow across parts of Northern England, including the Pennines and possibly the Yorkshire Dales.
This week's unsettled weather is likely to last until the end of October across the UK.
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