An insightful weather chart has detailed how parts of the UK will be ankle-deep in snow on what is officially the final week of winter. According to WX Charts, parts of Scotland will experience the heaviest amount of snow. But some parts of the Midlands and Wales are also forecast to be turned white.
Up to 2cm of snow will fall on Manchester and surrounding areas.
The snowfall will continue southwards towards Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, where 2cm of snow is expected.
Analysis shows northwest Scotland will see the heaviest snowfall on Thursday at 17cm.
And parts of central Scotland have been told to expect 14cm of snow.
Parts of southern Scotland around Ayr and Dumfries are forecast to have up to 8cm of snow.
The Lake District is on track to get 3cm of snowfall while northern Wales will be hit with up to 2cm of the fluffy stuff.
Meteorologist Aidan McGivern at the Met Office gave his predictions for the final few days before spring starts on Sunday.
Speaking on Monday, he said: “It’s going to be cold during the next few days across much of the UK.
He warned “perhaps in one or two spots there will be patchy snow covering” in southern counties.
For Thursday, he forecast snow for places “north of the M4”.
He said: “North of the M4 the possibility of some temporary snowfall – not a great deal, doesn’t at the moment look to be widespread significant disruption.
“But yeah – the possibility of some snow, north London for example.”
He added that the snowfall would ”clear away after lunchtime”.
The Met Office has warned of icy patches tonight into tomorrow morning, with yellow weather warnings in place throughout the night until 10am.
The warning, in place for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northwest England warns of “further wintry showers across the north of the UK”.
The warning reads: “Many areas will be affected by occasional showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow, with clear spells in between leading to frost and icy surfaces.
“Further snow accumulations of two to six cm are expected over parts of Scotland, mainly in the west at elevations above 200m. One to three cm may affect higher routes in Northern Ireland and northern England.”
The Met Office’s weather outlook from Wednesday to Friday this week adds: “Another cold day Wednesday with sunshine and blustery wintry showers, becoming confined to the north on Thursday and Friday.
“Cloud and longer spells of rain at times further south, milder.”