New weather charts warn a new polar system will slam into Britain causing temperatures to fall across the UK. A light band of snow will fall from n
New weather charts warn a new polar system will slam into Britain causing temperatures to fall across the UK. A light band of snow will fall from northern Scotland to as far south as the Peak District, a distance of roughly 400 miles, on Thursday, March 4.
WXCharts snow depth models predict 6cm (2.5 inches) of snow will fall in the north of England – with much heavier snow forecast in Scotland.
Up to 13cm (5 inches) of snow will fall across Northern Scotland as colder conditions blast in from the northeast.
And temperatures will also plummet to as low as -3 across northern England on March 4, WXCharts minimum temperature charts reveal.
Minimum lows of -1 and 0 will also hit every section of England and Wales on the same day whilst the mercury will be as low as -5 across the Scottish Highlands.
A Met Office spokesperson said temperatures in early March would be “lower than average.”
They added: “In early March there is a signal for higher than average pressure to sit close to or over the UK, with dry and settled conditions most likely.
“Temperatures are predicted to be a little below average at the start of the period, slightly increasing the chances of cold spells occurring.
“During this time there looks to be an increased likelihood of overnight frosts and a risk of wintry hazards, such as snow and ice.
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It will turn brighter in the south-west later on but rain will re-curve in Scotland, falling as snow at times over high ground.
Temperatures are expected to peak between 10 and 13C with temperatures as low as 4C, MeteoGroup said.
Commenting on the current conditions this week, Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “The whole of the UK is now in a mild air mass which has brought quite a significant change in temperatures and also in terms of weather hazards, so the focus moves to wind and rain.
“There will be periods of brightness at times as well, but everywhere pretty much will be seeing that wet and windy weather through the week.
“Any snow will be limited to the Scottish mountains and is unlikely to reach other parts of the UK.”