UK snow forecast: Maps show where weekend showers will fall after Met Office warning


We have yet to see the end of the snow, according to Met Office forecasters, with more difficult travel conditions expected after cars left the roadsides on Friday.

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BBC Weather: Cold temperatures for UK with some snowfall

Snow will continue to fall across the UK on Saturday and Sunday as an icy Greenland weather front brings more chaos for millions of Britons, new maps show.

Parts of the UK have awakened up to 5 inches of white matter with Scotland worst affected, while residents of West Wales and North England won’t escape the downpours of this weekend.

Cars were abandoned and schools closed on Friday as conditions in Scotland quickly turned dangerous.

More difficult travel conditions are expected as snowstorms refuse to subside and several parts of England and Wales are expected to be affected.

The Met Office is warning that thunderstorms are also expected in parts of Britain.







Heavy snow showers and cold ice are forecast by meteorological officials on Saturday evening
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WXCharts charts saw a snowy Saturday morning for many and this will continue on and off on Britain’s west coast.

On Saturday afternoon snowstorms will sweep parts of England including Whitehaven and Carlisle in Cumbria, western parts of North Wales such as Caernafon, Snowdonia National Park, sweeping south to ‘in Aberystwyth.

In Scotland, a mixture of freezing rain and heavy snowfall will hit most places in the west, from Dumfries to Inverness and Fort William.







Much of the UK’s west coast will be hit by the cold early Sunday morning
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By 3 p.m. Saturday, precipitation will have pushed westward across Europe, but soggy conditions will persist in places.

The ice front will not end on Sunday as maps show that from 6 a.m. onwards snow will move to more central parts of England including Leeds and Sheffield.

Showers will be stronger in the North Pennines and in Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow will be affected.

On Sunday afternoon, snow will be isolated in more rural parts of the Lake District and Edinburgh, as heavy rains hit the west coasts of Scotland and Wales with Blackpool and Liverpool ready for downpours in England.

Ice warnings have been issued following snowfall which caused travel problems in parts of the UK.

Heavy falls affected the M77 and M74 in Scotland and caused the closure of the A66 trans-Pennine road between County Durham and Cumbria on Friday.

The south of England and much of the Midlands were battered this morning by heavy rains.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: “It has been a 24 hour winter spell in much of the UK.

“England and Wales will be quite wet and windy on Saturday.







Flurries and freezing rain will continue through Sunday – here Scotland will see snow at midday
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“It will be a very volatile day for some of us until Saturday.

“Sunday is shaping up to be drier and brighter, although there will be outbreaks of rain, with the north-west of the UK most likely to see it.

“The southeast will be the wettest on Saturday, so there will be a role reversal on Sunday. The temperatures will still be cool, but not as cold as they have been.”

The snow is expected to last until Sunday.

But the freezing weather could last for weeks, forecasters warn.







Stormy weather is also forecast for Saturday
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Residents of Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Yorkshire, West Midlands and Derbyshire were asked yesterday to prepare for the snow.

Nick Finnis, senior forecaster at Netweather.tv, said “uncertain” weather will be the star of the weekend.

He wrote on the website: “A mostly humid morning on Saturday, as large epidemics of rain spread eastward, with rain becoming heavy as a cold front moves from the west.

“Rain clearing Scotland throughout the morning for clear skies but with showers across the west, heavy rain clearing England and Wales throughout the afternoon through ‘in the sun and showers from the west, although rain may not clear from the south-east of England and East Anglia until late in the afternoon.







People sled in the snow at Victoria Park in Glasgow’s West End
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“Less cold than today, temperatures reaching 6-9C in the north, 9-11C in the south. But it will be a windy day, which will make it feel colder than the actual temperatures suggest. “

Bookmaker Coral now has January at 6/4 to be the coldest on record.

John Hill of Coral said: “We have enjoyed some unusually warm temperatures for the season over the past few days, but that is expected to end later this week.

“With snow and freezing temperatures, we’ve halved the chances of this month ending in a record January.”

The Met Office added that Britons in affected areas should expect “patches of ice forming on some untreated roads, sidewalks and cycle paths” which could lead to “an increased likelihood of accidents or injuries. “.

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