While the UK is this week expected to be lashed with “relentless winds” and rain, forecasts for the weekend say snow is likely in the north of England and Scotland. Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on this month being the “coldest October ever” from 10/11 to just 1/2. The betting company’s spokesman Alex Apati said: “It’s snow joke.
“We’re expecting this to go down as the coldest October ever.”
On Monday morning the mercury plummeted to -4.8C in Tulloch Bridge in northern Scotland.
A shock chart from Net Weather shows there is an 80 percent chance of snowfall in parts of the north and a 90 percent chance in Scotland on Saturday.
But before regions are blanketed in snow, downpours and gusts of wind are expected across the UK.
Bookies have slashed the odds of October breaking records (Image: GETTY)
A schock chart from Net Weather shows snow is likely in the north and Scotland on Saturday (Image: Net Weather)
Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said this winter could see “snow after snow” due to weather systems from the Atlantic clashing with “cold stagnated air over the UK”.
In their long range forecast for next weekend, the Met Office predicts “unsettled and perhaps very windy conditions could extend across much of the UK”.
They also said the last week of the month, from Sunday October 27 to Saturday November 2 , will bring dry