Met office predicts snow as Britain faces cold snap

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If you haven’t already, it’s time to get your hats and gloves out as colder weather is expected to hit Britain next week.

Temperatures are set to plummet in some areas, with snow and freezing frog predicted in certain regions.

According to the Met Office , the start of the week will be mild but temperatures will start to dip around Thursday (December 12).

The national weather service also said there’s an increased risk of wintry showers the further north you go and there’s also “a low risk of more widespread snow on northern edge of rain bands”.

New weather maps suggest 25cm of snow could fall in western areas of London and as much as 31cm over high ground in Scotland, reports Mirror Online.

Even if you’re not hit by snow, widespread frost is predicted to cover much of the UK.

Marco Petagna, forecaster at the Met Office, said: “Snow is possible in the north, certainly Scotland and potentially the Pennines at times and parts of Northern Ireland.

“It is not unusual for the time of year but temperatures will be colder, probably no higher than 5C in the north and 7C in the south and colder at night.

“They’ll be a slight covering in places, a few centimetres at most.

“There will be frost overnight. It will then become more wintry from Wednesday with a cold wind to begin with.”

Met Office UK weather forecast for the next five days
 


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Today: Spells of sunshine with outbreaks of rain across central areas, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Thursday: Fog patches and heavy wind and rain, but otherwise feeling mild.

Friday: Feeling mild with showers and occasional sunny spells. 

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

Sunday: Feeling colder with unsettled weather. Rain is predicted.



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