Weather forecast for the week as cold snap descends on Dorset

Snow in Dorset (Image: Matt Pinner) <i>(Image: Matt Pinner)</i>
Snow in Dorset (Image: Matt Pinner) (Image: Matt Pinner)

A COLD spell is expected this week and Dorset forecasters are saying it could potentially snow with the right conditions.

Temperatures are set to plummet by the end of the week with lows of minus 10C expected by night in some areas as a cold spell arrives.

Dorset Snow said GFS charts and a European weather model that provides medium-range weather forecasts, known as ECM, are toying with the idea of a “major battleground snow event” in the middle of December.

READ MORE: Will it snow in Dorset this month? What weather forecasters say

The forecast for the rest of the week

Wednesday, December 7 is expected to bring cloudy weather changing to sunny intervals by late morning, with highs of 5C and lows of -2C.

  • 6am - 4C (Feels like 1C)

  • 9am - 3C (0C)

  • 12pm - 5C (2C)

  • 3pm - 5C (2C)

  • 6pm - 3C (0C)

  • 9pm - 2C (-1C)

Thursday, December 8 is expected to bring clear weather, with highs of 3C and lows of -2C.

  • 6am - -1C (-4C)

  • 9am - -1C (-4C)

  • 12pm - 2C (0C)

  • 3pm - 3C (1C)

  • 6pm - 0C (-2C)

  • 9pm - 0C (-3C)

Friday, December 9 is expected to bring clear weather, with highs of 3C and lows of -2C.

  • 6am - -1C (-5C)

  • 9am - -1C (-5C)

  • 12pm - 2C (-1C)

  • 3pm - 2C (0C)

  • 6pm - 0C (-3C)

  • 9pm - -1C (-4C)

Saturday, December 10 is expected to bring clear weather, with highs of 5C and lows of 0C.

  • 6am - -1C (-4C)

  • 9am - 0C (-2C)

  • 12pm - 4C (2C)

  • 3pm - 5C (2C)

  • 6pm - 3C (0C)

  • 9pm - 1C (-1C)

Sunday, December 11 is expected to bring fog changing to sunny by lunchtime, with highs of 4C and lows of 1C.

  • 6am - 1C (-3C)

  • 9am - 1C (-2C)

  • 12pm - 3C (0C)

  • 3pm - 3C (0C)

  • 6pm - 2C (-1C)

  • 9pm - 1C (-2C)

Monday, December 12 is expected to bring mist changing to cloudy by late morning, with highs of 6C and lows of 3C.

  • 6am - 2C (-2C)

  • 9am - 3C (-1C)

  • 12pm - 5C (0C)

  • 3pm - 5C (0C)

  • 6pm - 4C (0C)

  • 9pm - 4C (-1C)