The UK has faced a bout of cold and frosty weather this week. And according to WXCHARTS snow depth maps, which uses data from MetDesk, some parts of the UK may see some significant snowfall next week.
By Monday, January 27, some regions of Scotland could see as much as eight inches of cumulative snow depth.
Peak wind gust charts also show strong winds across the UK on this date, with some wind gusts forecast to reach up to 65mph.
By Tuesday, January 28, snow depth maps forecast parts of northern England and Wales, and much of Scotland, will also see some snow.
Early next week, the temperatures across the UK look chilly, with some areas of the north and the West Midlands forecast to experience chills of around -5C.
The Met Office long-range forecast for Sunday, January 26 until Tuesday, February 4 is predicting “unsettled” weather patterns across the UK.
The Met Office forecast that “Sunday will turn more unsettled for most” with rain moving southeast also “accompanied by a strengthening wind”.
The Met Office added: “Heavy showers behind fronts could also bring some wintry precipitation to the hills of the north.”
Next week there is also the “occasional risk of snow on higher ground” in the north and the west, along with wet and windy spells.
Met Office 5 Day Weather Forecast
“Some light rain and drizzle affecting parts of the northwest.
“Elsewhere, most places dry but largely cloudy with mist and fog in places, especially on hills.
“Some sunny spells, mainly in the northeast. Feeling chilly in the south.”
“Continuing mostly dry but with cloudy skies in most places.
“A few clear intervals are possible, leading to some isolated frost and fog.”
“Again, dry but rather cloudy weather prevails across most parts.
“A few sunny spells, mostly in the northeast.
“Windy in the northwest with rain arriving later.”
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
“Cold after the clearance of early mist in the south, Friday. Breezier and cloudier further north.
“Band of rain clears east early Sunday. Showers follow, wintry in the north”.