Weather: Cold snap to come

Further rain, perhaps heavy in places, is likely for the rest of this week, before the weather turns much cooler by the weekend.

The heaviest rain is expected to be across Wales on Wednesday, with some central and southern parts of England and Wales potentially having a very wet day on Friday.

Further north, there will be some sunshine, but also some showers, which will turn heavier, more frequent later in the week and, as colder conditions become established from the north, some snow is likely for Scottish mountains.

All parts of the UK will turn much cooler by the weekend, with daytime temperatures potentially up to 10 C colder than earlier this week across southern England.

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The first widespread overnight frost of the season is also likely across many central and northern areas over the weekend.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker, said: “As we head through second half of this week cold air will push southwards across the country and there is a risk that showers over mountains of Scotland could turn wintry.

“By the weekend we expect all regions of the UK to be in the cold airmass and overnight frosts are possible.

“With high pressure continuing to dominate our weather early next week, it will start largely fine, settled, and cool by day, with cold nights and a risk of rural air frosts in places.

“Any early morning mist or fog should clear quickly and there could be a few showers possible around some coasts at times.”

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1 comment

katey jane andrews October 13, 2023 at 8:46 am

Got 4 years experience living in a van, motorhome fully off grid with out and without power hook up, water hook up or ever visiting a campsite and living in a way the motorhome acts like a normal home.

important bits is the solar and battery system, no point in having a battery bank and no point in having flat roof pv. i use a unique boltless 4 directional tilting solar panel set, one single an with double so 3 150 watts and one 200 watt side panel using 2 mppt chargers. the battery is a 170 amp linutium from renogy and a 50 amp dc to dc charger. the side panel has a none lithium mppt which is under set. In the mid winter in low sunlight my system produce 20 amps just 1 hour after sunrise and maximum till sunset which is around 27 amps. The sied does 9-10 amps all day. The system replies on good weather as like all solar.

solar panels tilted image

For water i use a roof and river fed system, one filter with uv so the van can sit for as long as it wishes.

for heating i use cheap diesel heater and a wood stove. do 90% of cooking and gather falling wood from trees. For washing i use a twin tub washing machine.

The van has been converted by myself to act like a normal home and built most of it while living in it. Always updating and each day is a school day.

My tip to help air flow, use 12 volt pc fans, high flow types, use a speed controller.

Winter is more fun than in the summer months, more of a chanellang.


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