Met Office forecast shares exact date snow is most likely to hit Brits

The Met Office has warned that snow could be falling on the towns and cities of the UK by the end of the month.

It raises hopes of a rare 'white Halloween' coming at the end of the month, with a covering of snow on the ground now a real possibility for the annual festival on October 31.

But it's bad news for anyone hoping for a return to the unseasonably warm weather at the end of September, as temperatures will continue to plummet in the next few weeks.

In the forecast for October 19 to November 2, the national meteorological agency said there is "a chance of a colder settled period becoming established by early November."

Speaking to The Sun earlier in the week, Met Office senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurs said: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November."

“Likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales."

“Low areas are unlikely to see any.”

In the next 24 hours it is expected that the clouds that caused yesterday's torrential downpour and flooding will clear, creating bright but chilly conditions for the middle of the week.

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Looking further ahead from October 9 to October 18, the Met Office predicts: "Temperatures are likely to remain somewhat above normal for the time of year, but with chilly nights at times too."

"A change to more unsettled conditions may get underway by the end of the period."

The sudden dive of temperatures also have caused all hopes of an Indian summer appearing in early autumn to disappear.

Punters hoping to put their money on snowfall on December 25 for the popular 'white Christmas' betting market will have to wait until the end of November, when bookies usually open the selection.

This typically follows the Met Office's long-range forecast for December.

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