UK Snow: Britain to be swept with up to 4 inches of snow in first week of February

Weather forecaster WXCharts has predicted snow in early February, with up to four inches (10cm) hitting parts of Scotland. It has also forecast widespread rain, set to batter the UK by February 4.

WXCharts is predicting up to 30mm of rain in parts of Scotland and up to 10mm across the UK.

The Met Office has warned of a ‘severe frost’ and icy conditions for today’s forecast a deep freeze sets in, across large areas in England and Wales.

And forecasters are now suggesting that Scotland and the Northeast of England could see snow from this Thursday, January 27.

The Met Office has also said there could be more flurries within the fortnight.

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Rachel, a meteorologist with the Met Office told “There will be some clear spells to the lee of any high ground and it is here that there is a local chance of seeing an air frost, but this will be very patchy with temperatures tonight widely remaining above freezing.

“A chance of some rain and drizzle across northwest Scotland but mainly upslopes and this may become more persistent later tonight, and this is expected to fall as rain and drizzle and not snow.

“Turning increasingly windy also across the far north of Scotland with a risk of coastal gales.”

According to the weather forecast, the coming week may witness some snow showers on a few days, unlikely to cause any disruption to the residents.

Alyssa Smithmyer, a meteorologist with told “Any chance for snow would likely be on Monday and on Thursday.

“On Monday, there is a chance for a brief period of light snow flurries across the western Highlands region.

“Little to no snow accumulation is expected due to the brief and light nature of the snow.

“On Thursday, the chance for snow returns across the Scottish Highlands.

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“Light snow showers could begin as during the overnight period on Wednesday across the higher elevations and last into the evening hours on Thursday.

“This could result in snowfall amounts of a coating to perhaps an inch in the Highlands.

“Neither event is expected to cause widespread issues for residents. However, there may be isolated slick spots on Thursday across the Highlands.”

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