UK forecast: Freezing hail storm set to pelt Brits for HOURS as bitter polar blast looms

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns to brace for thunder and hail as temperatures drop

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Cold, breezes and scattered showers are expected to grace the north of the UK on Sunday 21 November which marks a comeback to regular winter temperatures after a relatively mild autumn. The Met Office also forecasts showers heavy with hail and wintry on higher hills to impede the weekend over the North and then the East.

Sunday will see a maximum daytime temperature of 9C with a minimum of 1C to 2C in towns and cities and a freezing -1C in rural locations according to Rachel Ayers, a senior meteorologist at the Met Office.

She told “There may be some small hail mixed in with the rain in showers around the middle of next week.”

For the end of November, she said “we could see periods of colder weather” even though the confidence is low in the exact forecast so far in the future.

BBC weather’s forecast confirms the upcoming colder weather and has warned against more wintery phenomenons.

The weather department of the broadcast agency is saying cities like Bristol in the southwest of England could face hail showers for a six-hour period as the month ends.

They expect hail showers to hit from 8am on Tuesday (November 30) and last up until 2pm.

Bob Smerbeck, a senior meteorologist from Accuweather, warned that snow could bring hail as early as this Sunday night in parts of the country.

He told “The chance for hail or sleet is rather low in the UK this weekend and early next week, although we do expect snow showers over Scotland through Sunday night and perhaps a snow shower as far south as Northumberland National Park.

“There is a slim chance for a shower that produces hail or sleet over the southern UK Sunday into Monday.

“Although surface temperatures in the southern UK will be above freezing 0C, the air aloft will be cold enough for frozen precipitation that will melt before reaching the surface in most cases.

“That said, we cannot completely rule out an isolated shower of hail in the southern UK.”

On Monday, Mr Smerbeck said temperature highs in London will be around 9C with lows around 4C.

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On average across the country, the Met Office forecasted the highest daytime temperature to reach 10C and the lowest overnight temperature to drop at 4C.

Tuesday is set to be dry for much of the UK.

The weather will be settled and mostly dry but cold until Wednesday when clouds and rain move southeastwards across northern areas, according to the Met Office.

Cold with blustery showers will follow in the north, with wintry conditions over hills.

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