The UK’s coldest weather is expected to come to an end in February, with the first signs of spring expected in March.
We’re expecting temperatures to fall slightly below freezing and rain to start coming in the next few weeks, but in terms of comfort, the weather is unlikely to be any worse than this year’s, with most of the country expected to be able to handle it.
“The weather in the UK is not going to be the best in the world, it’s not going at all,” said Prof Steve Smith, a specialist in winter weather at the Royal National Institute of Conservation (RNIC).
“There are a lot of people who will be very comfortable and the temperature and rainfall will be acceptable.”
But there are going to also be a lot who are not.
“The average temperature in the south of England is forecast to be 4C (-4F), but that will rise to 5C (-6F) and 10C (-8F) by the end of the month, with cold temperatures expected to hit the Midlands and the south-east by March.
The National Weather Service in the Midlands, for example, said the chances of a heatwave in the region by the middle of next month was “extremely low”.”
We’re not going into winter with any kind of heatwave, and there are a range of things that are going on in the air and on the ground that can lead to those sorts of extremes,” it said.
It’s not just the weather that’s set to change.
People in England and Wales will be spending more time outdoors, with people spending less time indoors, with more people spending longer at work.
The UK’s average temperature will also drop slightly from last month’s average of 5C.
It’s forecast to fall below freezing by the first week of February, although it will stay at or below that until March 1.
The forecast for spring, on the other hand, is for temperatures to increase slightly by March 3, with temperatures forecast to average between 6C and 8C by the start of March.”
We have very warm, wet and sunny conditions,” Dr Smith said.”
So if we want to get through the colder part of spring, that’s going to require us to be very prepared.
“It’s a little bit like a lot more sunshine, which is great, but it’s going on at a time when it’s really hot.”
How to keep warm in winterIf you’re feeling a bit chilly, you might want to take a dip in the pool, the pool is usually a good source of warmth.
If you want to keep the cold out, there are several different ways to keep yourself warm.
“A lot of the cold air coming from the north is going to come south,” said Dr Smith.
“And if you have a pool in the back, then you can get a bit of insulation.”
The pool is not the only way to keep cool in the summer.
“There is a good chance of snow falling and the pool could be used for the same purpose,” he said.
If your house is cold and you can’t get the sun, you could also go outside.
“If the sun is shining, it could be a great source of insulation,” Dr Steve Smith said, but if the sun isn’t shining, you can put on a layer of clothing.
The coldest places to liveIn England and Scotland, the coldest temperatures are forecast to hit London, where the average temperature is forecast at 4.7C (-3F).
“If we’re looking at the UK in the spring, we’re not looking at very warm temperatures, and we’re probably not going anywhere near the cold temperatures that we have now,” said Professor Smith.
However, he cautioned that in places where it is colder, such as the south west, there is a chance of warmer temperatures.
“In terms of the UK, we have to be a little more cautious about the south, especially in the South West,” he added.
“That’s because of the very high winds that we’ve had in the last few months.”
Also, we’ve got snow in the mountains, and in some areas there is snow on the surface, so if you can stay inside and the cold doesn’t affect you, then it’s very likely that you’ll be able, for the most part, to stay comfortable.
“Read more:What you need to know about cold weatherThe coldiest places to goThe UK is home to many species of animals, which are known to be sensitive to cold weather.”
Some of the animals are particularly sensitive to it,” Dr Peter Wilson, a professor of conservation biology at the University of Exeter, said.
The most important thing is to get the right temperature and not to get too warm.”
Dr Wilson said that even in the warmest regions of the world where the climate is most conducive, you still need to be careful