Nottinghamshire weather forecast as UK temperatures to drop in ‘freezing polar vortex’

Colder temperatures will plummet the mercury to freezing by the end of the month, weather experts have predicted in their long range forecast.

And snowfall could be expected within a fortnight in parts of the country as the milder autumn weather draws to a close.

From mid-October, the temperature is predicted to be typical for this time of year but a large weather front is expected to hit the country, with forecasters from Accuweather predicting stormy conditions may last into November, Leicestershire Live reports.

This week may see a cold from the northwest of Scotland push down as far as the Midlands, according to forecasters.

Parts of Nottinghamshire can expect to see wind and rain this week, with temperatures cooling down as we head in to next week.

But for other parts of the UK, a freezing polar vortex could appear within weeks, meaning it could be a “white Halloween” for some.

Met Office Nottinghamshire five-day weather forecast

Today (October 14):

A dry and bright morning with the best of any sunny spells likely to be towards the east. Breezy at times. Perhaps a little cloudier into the afternoon, but staying dry. Maximum temperature 16 °C.


Dry but turning increasingly cloudy through the evening. Outbreaks of rain then developing through the early hours. Skies clearing for much of the region by dawn, but feeling cooler. Minimum temperature 7C.


Dry and bright once early cloud and rain clears from the south. Long spells of sunshine likely through much of the morning, but cloudier by the afternoon. Cooler. Maximum temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry and bright for much of Saturday. Cloudy with some light rain Sunday. Turning windier through Monday, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy at times. Milder.

Long range UK forecast

Sunday, October 17 – October 26

Although starting mostly dry in the southeast, a period of unsettled weather begins to form at the start of this period as cloud builds and associated outbreaks of rain develop. These outbreaks are likely to be heaviest in the west of the country.

Wind becomes increasing breezy as these unsettled conditions are set to remain across most parts through this period, with showers and longer spells of rain likely across all regions.

Winds will frequently be strong across all areas of the UK with an increased risk of gales, especially across the north and northwest. The best of any drier interludes will be found in the south east whilst temperatures across the nation remain around average, if not slightly above.

Wednesday, October 27 – November 10

Unsettled conditions are likely to continue during late October.

There are indications that drier interludes may become more prolonged across the south and southeast whilst wetter and windier conditions continue in the north and northwest.

Temperatures are set to be around average for the rest of October. Confidence becomes very low into the start of November where widely settled periods could develop periodically with an increased risk of frost and fog, although unsettled periods are still possible.

Temperatures in November are likely to remain a little above average overall but with an increased likelihood of some colder spells.

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