For many across the UK, Storm Dennis has caused widespread flooding, with the Met Office issuing rare ‘danger to life’ warnings over the last few days. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice today but according to graphs produced by WX Charts, snowfall could also be possible for Wales and the Highlands of Scotland.
Looking ahead to the beginning of March, the charts have predicted up to 50cm (19 inches).
Although Wales and the Highlands of Scotland will see the worst of the weather, the Midlands and the north could also see wintery showers.
In combination with the wintery showers, the Met Office has also predicted the potential of “hail and thunder” as well “snow over northern hills” heading into the early parts of next month.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast states: “Rain is likely to be heaviest across western and northwestern areas, especially over the hills, with the best of any more prolonged drier interludes in the south and east.
“Hail and thunder are also possible in the showery interludes with snow at times over northern hills.
“Colder spells are also possible later in the period, especially in southern and eastern areas, these bringing some overnight frost and patchy fog in places.”
Supporting the potential of snow showers, WX Charts has also predicted bitterly cold conditions of close to -10C (14F) at the beginning of March.
Indeed, for large parts of Scotland, temperatures could only reach a high of 2C (-16F).
Although he admitted much of the south will avoid the worst of the showers, he reported a “heavy burst of rain” across western Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He added: “There’ll be heavy bursts of rain earlier today over western Scotland and Northern Ireland
“Be aware there’s a rain warning in force.”
Commenting on the forecast for the rest of the day, Mr Deakin also added there was the potential chances of “further flooding” for parts of Wales and northern England.
For many, temperatures will hold around 10C (50F), albeit showers will intensify heading towards Saturday morning.
On Saturday morning, temperatures will hover around 9C (48F) for most of the south although further north the conditions will feel much colder.
Within the forecast, Mr Deakin warned of possible lows of 3C (37F).
He added: “Further north it’s turning colder which means the showers packing into Scotland will be turning more and more wintry.
“There’ll be lots of snow showers coming in across Scotland during Saturday so we have a warning in force here for snow and ice over some of the higher routes.
“That snow could really build up through the day so that could cause some problems.”