Is it going to snow this winter in London? Latest January and February 2023 forecasts

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  • January 13, 2023
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Christmas might have come and gone, but London can still be a winter wonderland for the rest of the season.

We’ve already had one covering of snow this season, with the capital being blanketed in mid-December – and while things may have become a bit milder since, we’ve still got a fair bit of winter to get through.

All of which means there’s every chance we could be waking up to a snow-covered landscape again before spring arrives, ushering in the welcome warmer

So, if you’re someone who loves the idea of a cosy day spent inside watching flakes fall from the sky, or you’re the opposite and dreading snow-related chaos like we saw last year, what’s the likelihood of snowfall?

Here, we look at the long forecasts to see if we’ll be walking in a winter wonderland – or there’s snow hope…

Will it snow in January?

It’s possible that London could see some snow again in the coming weeks, with the Met Office warning that we are in for another cold snap before the end of the month.

Following the wet and windy weather we’ve been having recently, a jet stream over the UK will cause temperatures to plunge once again after the weekend.

However, forecasters have indicated it’ll be other parts of the UK, rather than London, that will bear the brunt of the wintry showers.’

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Aidan McGivern of the Met Office said: ‘Next week, the jet stream is a bit more amplified and it’s coming at the UK from the northwest rather than from the west like recent days.

‘This subtle change into the start of next week will see colder weather coming in and rather than prolonged bouts of rain from the west, we’re likely to see rain and showers coming from the northwest.’

Likewise, the outlook for Sunday to Tuesday, January 17, is as follows: ‘Some rain in the south at first, otherwise sunny spells with showers. Becoming colder with showers increasingly falling as snow, especially across the north, even to lower levels. Windy.’

So far, there’s little suggestion of snow in the latter part of the month, with the long-range forecast from January 18-27 suggesting ”some coastal wintry showers affecting mainly the north and east.

BBC Weather is also not showing any snow in the coming days across London. Temperatures are due to drop from around the 12°C mark as low as 3 and 4°C on next week, before returning to around 10°C by the end of the month.

The high(er) temperatures and forecast rain mean that snow is very unlikely.  

Will it snow in February?

The picture is pretty similar for most of February.

Weather25’s long forecast has temperatures ranging between 6°C and 12°C.

Their forecast also shows a mostly dry month in the capital, with just a few days of rainfall currently predicted.

It’s not until the very last days of February – 27°C and 28°C – that light sleet could be expected.

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