First snow of 2023 to fall later this week as Met Office confirms exact location

Snow is set to make an appearance for the first time this year later this week, as the Met Office has confirmed what parts of the UK can expect to see the white stuff.

The forecaster has stated that a tirade of weather conditions are set to hit the country this week, with snow, rain and strong winds all on the cards.

With regards to snow, the first signs of the white stuff are set to hit this weekend – and it's likely to lay over higher ground, with no disruption expected at present.

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In its outlook from January 6 to 17, the Met office says: "A band of rain is expected to push in from the west through Saturday, heavier in the west and clearing eastern coasts through the afternoon, possibly persisting longer in the southeast.

"Blustery showers will follow in the west, perhaps wintry over hills, with a risk of coastal gales. Through into next week, a continuation of this unsettled theme is most likely.

"Wettest and windiest conditions are expected across the west and northwest, where showers will sometimes merge into longer spells of rain, with a chance of snow mainly on high ground.

"Drier conditions are more probable to the south, with occasional rain at times. Disruptive winds remain a risk, particularly for the northwest and other exposed coasts.

"Temperature widely average to mild throughout, with some colder spells in the north."

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Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services told the Daily Express more about the intermittent snowfall predictions.

He said: "Scotland and northern England will get intermittent snowfalls, but it will be mainly in Scotland. Scotland more or less stays in the cold, or the freezer, while southern England only sees transient cold.

"Wavy lines across the UK can be seen as the polar front dips and lurches."

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