UK weather: Snow on way after BBC forecasts sleet for Bristol Airport and a Met Office warning

Wintry and windy conditions are set to strike the Bristol area this weekend with falling temperatures bringing sleet ahead of strong winds.

The BBC is forecasting up to eight hours of sleet from 8pm on Friday until 5am on Saturday morning in the Bristol Airport area.

A Met Office severe weather warning for wind is also in place for the UK from midnight to 6pm on Saturday.

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It comes as temperatures also plunge around Bristol, hitting overnight lows of 0C at the weekend and daytime highs of just 4C.

Looking further ahead, the Met Office is also forecasting strong winds, frost, ice and hill snow for the UK in its long range forecasts – as well as storm conditions in the run up to Christmas.

In its forecast for the Bristol area, the Met Office says we are in for a cloudy Wednesday (November 24) with highs of 9C and lows of 4C. Thursday will see a clear, bright start before cloud rolls in during the afternoon with highs of just 7C and lows of 2C.

Friday will see overcast conditions turning to late showers (10C/3C) with that weather warning for wind in place for most of Saturday (6C/2C). Sunday will be clear, with clouds in the evening.

Met Office South West forecast

Wednesday: A cloudy start with a few mist and fog patches. Mist and fog will gradually clear, but skies will stay largely cloudy today. There could be a few spots of drizzle where the cloud thickens. Feeling cold under cloudy skies. Maximum temperature 10C.

Tonight: A band of rain will arrive this evening. Heavy at first in north Devon and Cornwall, but it will gradually ease through the night. Turning dry by morning. Minimum temperature 1C.

Thursday: Dry, sunny and cold for most on Thursday. A few showers may clip parts of west Cornwall in the afternoon. Feeling rather cold in a northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 10C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Wet and windy weather arrives on Friday. A windier day on Saturday with a risk of gales and heavy showers, wintry over hills. Drier on Sunday and winds easing.

Met Office long-range forecast

Sunday, November 28 to Tuesday, December 7

A more settled day on Sunday with rain and strong winds clearing to the southeast and followed by drier and brighter interludes but remaining cold with patchy frost and ice as well as some hill snow. Some scattered showers could affect eastern coastal districts.

Then becoming largely unsettled through this period with rain and strong winds often moving in from the west or northwest. Some brighter and drier spells are likely especially in the south and southeast.

Windy with the risk of gales at times, especially in the north and northwest. Temperatures will be milder than of late in the south but remaining mostly rather cold in the north with a risk of hill snow as well as frost and ice.

Wednesday, December 8 to Wednesday, December 22

Overall, through this period it is expected to be unsettled and changeable with milder and wetter than average conditions for most, bringing a risk of stormy conditions.

Perhaps turning more settled in southern regions for a time in the middle of this period, which will increase the risk of frost and fog when skies clear overnight.

Mild for much of this period but some short lived colder spells are possible.

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