UK snow forecast: Map shows flurries across Britain as brutal winter blast hits next week

The Met Office expects freezing temperatures until mid-February when snowfall could become widespread and include southern England, while 60cm is expected in some areas.

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UK weather: Map shows parts of Britain will be hit with heavy snowfall

Britons are warned they face ‘winter incursions’ of snow throughout mid-February which could see more than 60cm fall and be more widespread than so far in a freezing arctic blast .

Following a wintry weekend where there was a north-south split, as Scotland bore the brunt of freezing temperatures, snow is expected to be more widespread next week, including in southern England, according to the Met Office.

But for the next few days the rift will continue as temperatures could drop to -7C in Scotland on Thursday.

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said “winter incursions” will be forecast for mid-February, with snow depth varying from region to region.







Snow showers are expected in mid-February
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He told the Express that the risk for the next 10 days is between two and three centimeters of snowfall in northern regions and more than ten times that for mountainous parts of the country.

He added the “risks of snow [are] rising for the northern regions”, before sweeping “beyond Scotland” and “accumulating within Scotland itself”.

On Tuesday there will be between one and five centimeters of snow in parts of north-west Scotland before the forecast climbs to between 10 and 15 centimeters on Wednesday across a wider part of western Scotland.

On Thursday, more of Scotland will have snowfall, which among the highest regions will be over 30cm deep.






Over the next few days snow will fall in Scotland where temperatures could drop to -7C

But by the middle of next week snowfall is getting heavier in Scotland and more widespread.

Maps from WXCharts show over 60cm could fall in western Scotland on February 19 while there could be up to 5cm of snow in northern England and also a blanket of snow in the south.

Looking to the next few days, Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said rougher weather would be for Scotland.







There could be more than 60cm of snow in Scotland next week
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He said on Wednesday: “Many dry cloudy places in the south, clearing skies in North Wales and North England, maybe even in the Midlands, sunny spells here.

“Scotland and Northern Ireland remain windy and snow levels are dropping as temperatures drop in Scotland and we may even see sleet dropping into the lower levels.

“So snow fell above 200m during the day for central and northern Scotland. Winds approaching gale force across the far north west of Scotland, which makes it really quite cold but still mild in the south.”







Next week snowfall could be more widespread across the UK
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UK forecast for the next 5 days

Today:

Generally dry, bright and very mild in the south, although some drizzle for the western hills. Cloudy with bouts of rain in central areas. Colder with sunny intervals and windy showers for the north, wintry on the hills.

Tonight:

Rain moving south in Wales and central England, but southern parts remain dry. Frequent showers in the northern regions, wintry on the hills and at lower levels in the far north.

Wednesday:

Band of clouds and occasional southerly movement in southern areas, where still very mild. Central areas become mostly dry and bright, while windy in the north with occasional winter showers.

Outlook from Thursday to Saturday:

Wintry showers in the north on Thursday, elsewhere rain coming off from the extreme south then dry. Very windy in the north of Scotland. Mostly fine on Friday before rain spreads to northern areas on Saturday.

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