So much for summer: Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of ‘coldest August spell in a century’ Forecasters have warned that Cumbria and Yorkshire could see the coldest August spell in 95 years. The temperature rose no higher than 8.9C in 1919 and it is expected to dip that low again later this week Snow is predicted in the mountains of Scotland as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north
Experts are predicting scattered showers, cool temperatures and windy weather for the next two weeks
MeteoGroup has said said there is ‘not much to be optimistic about’ as the Bank Holiday weather looks ‘disappointing’
By JENNY AWFORD FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 05:03 EST, 18 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:54 EST, 18 August 2014 It is not expected to rise above 9C in parts of the north during the day all week with chilly winds making it feel much colder.
The Met Office said Loadpot Hill, in Cumbria, is unlikely to see a maximum daytime temperature of more than 8C on Thursday.
Forecasters blame an area of low pressure circling off the north of the UK for the cold and miserable week ahead. Met Office spokeswoman Charlie Powell said: ‘The lowest daily maximum temperature we have is in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Shetland which was 8.9C in 1919. At the moment it looks like Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week will see temperatures in that bracket.’
Laura Young from the Met Office said: ‘It is going to be much cooler this week, unseasonably cool due to much colder air coming down from the north.
‘This is due to low pressure drawing in air from that region, it is going to be much cooler across all parts of the UK, especially at night.’
Two weeks of wet, windy and cool weather have been predicted, with a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend expected in most of the country.
Forecasters said there is ‘not much to be optimistic about’ as temperatures look set to remain below average with spells of rain throughout the rest of August.
This comes after Britain endured a battering from Hurricane Bertha with raging gales and torrential rain hurtling through the UK earlier this month.
Temperatures today will reach about 20C, three or four degrees lower than normal for August, and drop again tomorrow.
But winds blowing from the Arctic will make it feel even cooler.
Britain should also brace itself for heavy showers, particularly in the eastern side of the country today, according to the Met Office.