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U.K. Weather to Turn Wintry Later This Week, AccuWeather Says

October 03, 2011

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. weather will turn wintry later this week, with sleet and snow in Scotland and northern England, as a cold front brings an end to above-normal warmth, forecaster AccuWeather Inc. said.

Maximum temperatures across Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England and much of Wales from Oct. 6 will range from 9 to 14 degrees Celsius (48-57 Fahrenheit), with heavy showers bringing snow, sleet or small hail in hilly areas, AccuWeather wrote in a report on its website today.

“Record-setting warmth will yield to a true fall chill,” Jim Andrews, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, wrote in the report. “Temperatures will step back significantly on Tuesday after Monday’s parting shot of summery warmth. The big shift, however, will happen with the passing of a strong cold front, between Wednesday and Thursday.”

Temperatures will go from about 3 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal to 1 to 3 degrees below, AccuWeather said.

The U.K.’s grain and oilseed harvest was largely completed, with any remaining cereals, linseed and field beans in Scotland expected to be brought in by the end of September, farm adviser ADAS Holdings Ltd. reported last week. Planting of wheat and barley was under way last week, ADAS said.

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