Following a period of mild temperatures for this time of the year, Britons were hit by sub-zero temperatures this week. However, those ice-cold conditions look set to worsen as January comes to an end wtih days of snow starting this weekend.
According to graphs produced by WX Charts, parts of the UK could see up to 22 inches of snow on January 31.
The terrible weather will be at its worst in Scotland, particularly in the Highlands.
Looking ahead to the final week of the month, the Met Office’s long-range forecast has also predicted snow “across some northern hills” in England.
Data from WX Charts also shows temperatures drop to as low as -7C (19.4F). And other data shows the first load of snow hitting the UK on Sunday night.
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UK weather warning: Snow could hit next week
An Arctic weather front will hit the west of Scotland and north of Ireland before midnight, according to charts from NetWeather.
And by Monday morning Wales and parts of the north of England can expect to wake up to heavy snowfall.
Days of sporadic storms across Britain are due to follow with London and the south at risk of heavy snow overnight on Monday January 28.
More snow is predicted through until Wednesday before a further blast of wintry shows sweeps across the UK at the end of next week.
UK snow warning: Charts snow Britain battered from Monday (left) to Wednesday (right)
Met Office meteorologist, Alex Deakin said: “It doesn’t look quite as mild as earlier in the winter.
“There are signs that when we some we wet weather if it interacts with some colder conditions we could see some snow.”
The Met Office added: “Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing, with the north being more unsettled than the south.
“The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest.
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“During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times.”
The cold snap will begin on Monday, January 27.
In conjunction with the warning from the Met Office, BBC meteorologist, Phil Avery revealed there could be “snow showers” following behind a band of weather which will hit this weekend.
According to WX Charts, there is a risk of almost 30 inches of snow in large parts of Scotland next Monday.
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UK weather warning: The worstof the weather will be in Scotland
Moreover, temperatures could drop to as low as -5C (23F) for most of UK on Tuesday 28.
Throughout next week, the Highlands of Scotland will see the worst of the weather while parts of Cumbria and the north-west England will also be at risk aside from January 31.
Moreover, such is the freezing Arctic blast, temperatures could drop to as low as -6 (21.2F) in parts of the country.
Adding to the intense wintry weather, WX Charts is also showing wind reaching speeds of almost 100km/h (62mph).
Snow in numbers
The bitter weather will apparently soon fade as February arrives.
In the period beginning Wednesday February 5, the Met Office said: “Through the first half of this period, the mobile wet and windy regime looks set to continue.
“It seems probable that the most unsettled conditions will gradually transfer further north, leaving a more traditional northwest/southeast split.
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