Exact times BBC Weather forecasts snow in your part of London this week

Over the past week it seems everywhere in England has been covered in a layer of snow – except for London.

Some lucky people in Essex and some places up North even got snow over Christmas – you can’t get more festive than that!

You may have noticed there is now a serious chill in the air across London and it definitely feels as though it mus be cold enough to snow.

And according to the latest forecast it looks like it will.

According to BBC Weather snow is forecast for every part of London between Sunday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 5.

So let’s take an in-depth look at what times and days snowfall is predicted where you are.

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Londoners could see snow fall as early as Sunday evening, January 3
Londoners could see snow fall as early as Sunday evening, January 3
(Image: Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

 

South London

Bexley

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6am until 11am.

Bromley

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 2am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6am until 11am.

Croydon

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 2am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6am until 11am.

Greenwich

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am until 9am.

Kingston upon Thames

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 2am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Lambeth

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7am until 9am.

Lewisham

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am until 9am.

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Merton

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Southwark

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am until 9am.

Sutton

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 2am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Wandsworth

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 2am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

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West London

Brent

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Ealing

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Hammersmith

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Harrow

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Hillingdon

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Hounslow

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and a moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Kensington

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Richmond

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

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East London

Barking

Sunday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7am and 11am .

East Ham for Newham and Tower Hamlets

Sunday: Light cloud and a gentle breeze, no snow is forecast.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7am and 11am.

Hackney

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

Romford for Havering

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6am and 12pm.

North London

Barnet

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

Camden

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

Enfield

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

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Haringey

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 6pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

Islington

Sunday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 7pm until 1am.

Monday: Light rain and moderate breeze, no snow is forecast.

Tuesday: Sleet showers (rain and snow) are forecast from 8am and 9am.

Why is it so difficult to forecast when it will snow?

It’s most likely because weather experts say snow is the hardest kind of weather to predict.

This is largely due to forecasters being unsure as to whether a given area will see snow or just rain.

Speaking previously local weather expert Ian Currie said: “We’re talking about very dynamic, complex systems. A weather front could be thousands and thousands of miles away, but if it arrives just a little bit off the predicted path, the weather can be totally different.”

He added: “Snow is very hard to predict because in this country we’re so close to that critical point where the temperature drops enough for precipitation to fall as snow.

“In Sweden, you could safely predict that a weather front would bring snow, but here just a change of a couple of degrees could make the difference.”

Although precipitation often falls from the sky as snow, it has mostly melted by the time it hits our streets.

Temperatures at ground level are far warmer than even 25 metres up in the air and the rain we see may well have been snow seconds before it hits the ground.

Mr Currie said: “Snow is very dependant on the height of where you are.

“For every 50 feet, 15 metres or so, you get higher up there is an increased likelihood of an extra day of snow. So if you take parts of South Croydon for example, Sanderstead and Selsdon, you are likely to get 10 more days of snow a year there than parts in the north of Croydon.

“It can change that much in a small distance.

“Again out by Biggn Hill there is much more chance of getting snow than Streatham or Tooting for example.”

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