The UK is bracing for bone-chilling temperatures to sweep across the country as Arctic winds grip Britain threatening to bring snowfall as a low-pressure system moves in. According to the latest weather charts, the near-zero temperatures will grip the northern half of the UK over the weekend. One chart shows stronger winds move in on Saturday afternoon, while another by WxCharts shows the cold minimum temperatures across Britain.
Alternative charts by NETWEATHER also shows the increased risk of snowfall pick up on Saturday and Sunday.
The chart appears to show the northwest of England, north of England and parts of Scotland all more likely to see some snow hit over the weekend.
BBC Weather has warned of snow over the weekend as a low-pressure system clashes with bitterly-cold air in the coming days.
The forecast reads: “A low-pressure system is then expected to cross the UK from northwest to southeast on Saturday and into Sunday.
UK snow forecast: Chart shows bitter winds across Britain
UK snow: Chart shows bitterly cold northern air grip the country
As the warm front moves in over the colder air Saturday morning, there is the potential for some early morning snow
“As the warm front moves in over the colder air Saturday morning, there is the potential for some early morning snow in the hills of Northwest Britain, before any snow turns back to rain by midday.
“A wet and cool weekend in store, but with overnight lows milder than those expected Friday night.”
BBC Weather also tweeted a graphic of bone-chilling northern cold air continuing to grip the country throughout the rest of the week.
They tweeted: “The rest of the week will be cold and largely unsettled due to a strong jet stream just to the south of the UK, leaving us in a chilly air mass and a chance of some snow on high ground.”
UK snow: Probability of snowfall in the UK on Saturday
Meanwhile, weather warnings are in place in the east of England as heavy rain barrels towards the country, threatening to bring “disruption from flooding”.
A Met Office yellow weather warning read: “Rain, prolonged and occasionally heavy, will affect the yellow area during Thursday.
“The rain will gradually ease overnight and clear away during the early hours of Friday. 20-40 mm of rain is expected over quite a wide area, with 60-80 mm falling in a few locations over high ground, through the period.
“The rain will be accompanied by strengthening northeasterly winds, which may lead to significant leaf fall and impede drainage in places.”
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UK snow: Map shows probability of snow across the UK this weekend
UK weather forecast: Chances of snow on Sunday
The weather warning is in place from Thursday morning, right through to the early hours of Friday morning.
Temperatures across Britain are also expected to tumble again overnight and are forecast to fall below freezing in parts of Scotland on Thursday into Friday.
Moving into the start of next week, long-range forecasts warn of continued snow in the north of the country.
The Met Office long-range forecast from Monday, November 11, to Wednesday, November 20 reads: “Another cold start on Monday with frost in central and eastern parts.
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“Rain across Northern Ireland which will spread east erratically throughout the day, with the occasional heavier burst.
“There is also a possibility of hill snow across Scotland. The west may also experience strong winds with gales possible.
“The rest of the working week looks to remain rather cold and unsettled, with rain or showers for many as well as some snow over high ground in the north. Occasional stormier periods are possible in the south.”
Chart shows low temperatures across Britain this weekend
But the forecast adds towards the end of the period “overnight frost and fog is likely” before “more settled weather” grips the south.
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on this month going down as the coldest on record.
Coral spokesman John Hill said: “It’s going to be a very chilly start to this month and as temperatures continue to drop, so do the odds on this ending as the coldest November on record.”