UK snow: Hertfordshire struck by heavy snow with 36 inches set to blanket Britain – VIDEO | Weather | News


The town of Berkhamsted has been rocked by a snow shower tonight. Commuters can be seen making their way through the snowstorm as they exit the town’s train station. Snow charts from WX Charts show three feet (36 inches of snow) forecast to fall tonight in the highlands of Scotland. A couple of inches will also blanket Cumbria, northern Wales and even Birmingham.

Net Weather forecaster Paul Michaelwaite said: “There’ll be a cold, showery flavour to our weather during the next couple of days, so although not settled there’s at least a break from the persistent rain in flood-affected areas.

“Unusually for this winter too, the air is cold enough for many of the showers to be wintry, with some sleet and snow even possible at lower levels and further south during the next 48 hours.

“With the west to northwest wind blowing, it’ll be the west and the north of the country seeing the bulk of and heaviest showers.

“But some will make it further east, and become quite widespread for a time, especially in southern and central England later.

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“Between and away from the showers, there’ll be some good sunny spells, although you’ll need some shelter from the wind to feel the benefit.

“Many of the showers will have a wintry flavour to them, at lower levels and in the south this may be no more than a bit of sleet during the day at least, whereas over the high ground from Wales northwards there’ll be accumulations of snow.”

UK snow radars are picking up a scattering of  today as severe weather continues.

The Met Office has laid down warnings for two regions, with potential problems from both snow and ice on the horizon.

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. 

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