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Met Office forecasts first spell of snow this winter set to fall today

Snow is forecast to fall for the first time this winter.

And the first few flakes of snow could well fall on the UK today, according to the Met Office.

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued for Scotland, with the western Highlands and Lanarkshire expected to see the worst of the weather.

There could be some brief snow flurries on the Yorkshire Dales, the Pennines and even as far south as Dartmoor, according to Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale.

Some regions of Scotland could see up to four inches of snow fall in the coming days.

Steve told The Sun: "There is also the chance of some snow to lower levels in places later in the week.

"In the clear periods between bands of wintry showers, frosts are likely and these could be sharp or even severe in prolonged clear conditions in north-western parts of the UK.

"These unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the weekend with further periods of strong winds, heavy rain and wintry showers.”

The wintry weather will extend across the country, with a band of cloud and occasional rain moving south-east throughout today, and cold and wet weather reprising throughout the week.

Towards the end of the week snow is expected on high ground in Scotland and across the northern counties of England, possibly straying into lower levels if temperatures continue to fall.

BBC forecaster Louise Lear said: "Those temperatures a little disappointing for the first week of December.”

"When you introduce moisture into this very cold air mass that we've got by the end of the week, we are going to see some wintry precipitation – rain, sleet or snow."

She said that while there would be a few sunny spells, there would be scattered sharp showers and a cold northerly wind. “So, again,” Louise said, “if you're caught in those showers it's going to feel quite raw.”"

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