Chance of snow as students move back to Cambridge

Joanna Taylor 9 January 2017

Cambridge could be in for some snow later this week.

According to forecasters, most of the UK is likely to see snow by the end of the week as the Arctic air moves southwards. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in the East of England running from 12pm on Thursday 12 January to 12pm the next day.

Occasional snow showers are likely on Thursday afternoon, which could bring 2-5 cm of snow. These will continue into Friday, with winds gradually picking up throughout the week. 

Steven Keates from the Met Office, said: "On Thursday the showers spread further south and east, putting most places at risk of showers.

"It is going to turn much chillier, particularly through Thursday and Friday. Some areas could see snow, and some pretty significant snow.

"Most places are at risk. By Thursday and/or Friday, I think most places will stand risk of seeing something a bit wintry – sleet or snow."

Although initially the strong winds will make it feel colder than it is, by the weekend temperatures will plummet. Keates added: "Next weekend we could be into minus double figures overnight. But this week it will be more about the feel, rather than the temperatures."

On Thursday and Friday especially, due to the yellow weather warning, students are advised that there is the potential for disruption on the roads. This may change or worsen.