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UK snow forecast: Britain to turn white as freezing snow bomb looms, maps show

BBC Weather: Cold temperatures for UK with some snow

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Snow prediction forecasts by WXCharts show Britain could be blanketed in a layer of snow later this month as a wave of cold air is set to sweep across Europe. According to the charts, an ice cold weather front is likely to arrive on Wednesday 19 January and could persist for at least a week.

By noon on Wednesday 19, the charts show freezing conditions could lead to snow falling in northern Scotland before stretching south.

By Thursday 20 January some snow could remain in northern Scotland particularly in the west.

This will persist in some northern areas including Inverness into Friday 21 January.

In England snow may also remain in northern areas such as Cumbria and Northumbria into Friday.

However, it should have cleared in other areas as the cold front moves across the north sea.

Charts have also shown that a second wave of snow will hit the country by Thursday 27 January by around 6am.

Northern Scotland is most likely to experience snow followed by north eastern England.

Snow is less likely in South Wales and southern England. 

However, looking to this week, forecasters have said no snow is expected despite temperatures hitting a low of -5C according to the Met Office.

Renee Duff, a meteorologist at Accuweather, told “For Thursday night, dry weather is expected throughout the United Kingdom and temperatures will dip to around 2C in London, 1C in Birmingham and -3C in Oxford.

“Wind speeds will generally be light across the region, blowing no more than 5 mph (8 km/h), but for much of the night the wind will be light and variable.

“There will be the risk of fog and drizzle overnight, generally west of London toward Oxford, Bath and Cardiff and northward to the west of Birmingham. 

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“Where fog develops, motorists should use caution on the roadways as visibility will be very low.

“In addition, some of the fog will be forming where temperatures will be near or below 0C, which could create isolated slick spots on the roadways.

“No snow is expected into next week, at least, as an area of high pressure will remain in control of the weather and keep conditions dry.

“It’s been a mild start to 2022 for much of the region, and it does look like temperatures will be on an up-and-down trend through next week.”

Met Office press Officer, Oliver Claydon, told “Lows tonight are expected to reach -5C in rural parts of Central England and Wales with a widespread frost in the southern half of the UK.

“In terms of wind, there is little wind to speak of for most overnight tonight as high pressure is keeping conditions very settled, the exception being the far north of Scotland where there could be gusts of up to 40mph this evening before the winds ease overnight.

“The only precipitation in the forecast is for some light rain in the far north of Scotland where it is too mild to fall as snow, everywhere else is dry with clear skies overnight for most.”

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