UK snow radar: Horror maps reveal widespread snow to hit UK | Weather | News


Snow warnings are in place for the start of the week on Monday with a deluge of snow expected to smash the UK in the coming days. The latest snow forecast maps reveal snow hitting much of the UK, but what exactly do these snow forecasts reveal?

Powerful polar winds are due to sweep across the UK in the coming days, bringing sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall to parts of the country.

The cold front is due to hit while several regions of the UK are still endeavouring to tackle severe flooding which has engulfed parts of the UK.

Weather forecasters have warned that bitterly cold winds, intense snow and torrential downpours could hit on Monday causing significant disruption.

Experts have said, some of these conditions may persevere through to the start of March.

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The first yellow weather warning is for rain and snow across Northern Ireland and is in effect from midnight to 12pm on Monday.

The weather forecaster advises that there will likely be sleet and snow which could cause some travel disruption for a time.

Overall, up to 10cm of snow could reach areas above 200m, while the bulk of accumulations will be above 100 to 200m.

The Met Office has also issued a warning for rain and snow across parts of England, particularly northern regions, which is in force from 2am to 3pm and warns of travel disruption.

Additionally, the Met Office has put into effect a snow warning across most of Scotland from 3am to 10pm, indicating that potentially 20cm could hit high ground.

Snow depth maps from WX Charts show the heaviest snow over the next two weeks will hit in Scotland around March 4.

The snow depth map for that period reveals parts of Scotland could see up to 22 inches (56cm) of snowfall. 

For England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the heaviest snowfall in the coming days is expected to hit on Tuesday, March 3.

The WX Charts snow forecast shows that parts of northern England could see up to 14.6 inches (37cm) of snow hit.

Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwaite warned some of the strongest winds will be across the south from tonight.

He said: “A deep low pressure moves in off of the Atlantic overnight and into Monday.

“This one will bring a spell of rain to all, with snow over the hills in the north.

“The strongest winds will be to the south of it, so stay tuned for updates as the forecasts firm up over the next 24 hours.

“Beyond that, colder air will be pulled south on a northwesterly wind behind the low with plenty of showers packing in.

“They’ll turn wintry from the north from later on Monday, the cold air will then stay through into Wednesday, with some sleet and snow even possible in the south for a time.”

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