Unsettled weather will be seen across North West England next week, with heavy rain and gales possible at times according to the Met Office. Parts of Britain are forecast to see snow as temperatures plummet to freezing lows. But will it snow near you next week?
The Met Office has predicted there is potential for isolated thunderstorms and hill snow across the north-west of England.
Additionally, the forecaster has predicted potential for some brighter and clearer spells between bands of rain but said it will be cold from Sunday through Tuesday.
From Wednesday, January 29 to Friday, February 7, the Met Office has forecast more changeable weather.
The weather forecaster said: “At the start of the period, there will be rain spreading across the north, with some hill snow at times.
“There is potential for some gales in the northwest. Breezy with showers in the south, with the brightest weather mostly in the east.
“Continuing through the period, a mobile westerly pattern will lead to some changeable weather.
“Spells of rain and strong winds, with possible gales, will continue across the UK.
“There could also be some brighter and colder periods at times, with some lighter showers.
“Any snow during the period will be confined to the northerly hills.
“Temperatures will fluctuate from mild to cold. Towards the end of the period, the changeable weather will continue, but a northwest-southeast split will begin to develop.”
Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: “The first signs of snow are on Sunday for northern parts of the country.
“As rain tied up with that system moves into the colder parts of the north-east it could fall as snow across higher ground.”
Snow is also forecast for the lower ground of north-west Scotland and potentially north-west Northern Ireland.
Snow flurries are expected across northern Britain from Monday, but the forecasts are not clear enough to determine its arrival for sure.
NetWeather has forecast the chance of snow in Manchester as 57 percent on Tuesday between 3am and 9am.
Prior to Tuesday, the first risk of snow for Manchester will arise between 9pm and midnight on Monday.
On Tuesday, the snow risk will drop to zero percent after 9am, but increases to 18 percent at midday until 3am when it drops down to zero again.
The risk is heightened again at 9pm when it is 24 percent, but it will drop down to 18 percent by midnight on 18 percent.
WX Charts forecasts snow to hit Manchester on Tuesday, January 28.
But the worst of the snow is due to arrive on Wednesday, with the weather forecaster predicting 0.4 to 1.1 inches per hour.
By comparison, the forecaster predicts 17 inches per hour to hit in the higher grounds of Scotland.
You can check the snow risk in your local area here.