Autumn is definitely upon us as London is hit with colder temperatures and snow is making its way into the forecasts around the country.
Flood alerts were also in place along the Thames in West London on Thursday (October 7) morning.
Further down the line, early November is set to be cold with chances of snow in some regions.
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Flood alerts were in place on Thursday morning along the Thames between Putney and Teddington for high tide, which fell at 3.45am in Richmond.
The alert warns: “Flooding of low-lying roads and footpaths is expected, which may exist for one to two hours either side of high tide. Flooding of properties is not expected.”
The Environment Agency said there is a possibility of flooding for Putney Embankment, Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green, Thames Bank at Mortlake, Ranelagh Drive, Friars Lane and Water Lane, Riverside and The Embankment at Twickenham, and the Towpath below Teddington Lock.
The Met Office’s outlook for the middle of October is mostly dry and sunny with temperatures at or a little above average – but it feels a long way away from the warm weather seen last month.
However, this all changes later on.
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Towards the end of October, the Met Office forecasts: “Turning more widely unsettled across the UK, with more settled conditions to southern and eastern areas. Moving forward, wider dry spells are likely across the country, with the risk of overnight fog which will clear by day. Through this period temperatures will remain near or above average.”
However, “a chance of a colder settled period” is predicted as we head into November.
This could turn to snow at higher altitudes.
Met Office senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November.”
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