UK's weather forecast
A series of low pressure systems are "barrelling in" from the Atlantic throughout the week bringing unsettled weather to the country, forecasters say. New weather maps from WXCharts suggest a deep freeze is set to grip the UK with temperatures expected to fall over this weekend with as much as 14 inches (37cm) of snow falling in Scotland on Saturday according to the maps.
Low pressure is predicted to push easterly winds into the UK during the first part of February, bringing snow and sharp winds with them. Eastern Scotland is expected to be blasted with 18 inches (46cm) on the first day of next month, the latest snow depth models from WXCHARTS show. The charts show the east of the country turning purple to signify deep snow, which could deepen by Monday, February 8, as 23 inches (59cm) could settle on the same region.
|Snow forecast: Britons have been told to prepare for a two-day blast of heavy snow (Image: PA Images)|
While nearly three inches (7cm) of snow will also fall as far south at Peterborough on the same day. Temperatures are expected to plunge to -7C in parts of northern Scotland while the mercury will be as high as 8C in London.
At the same time, the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for severe snow on Thursday and Friday in parts of northern England and Scotland.
On Friday, snow will fall as far south as The Pennines with up to one inch (2cm) expected with highs of 12 inches (32cm) in the Scottish Highlands.
However, temperatures will increase in most areas as milder air moves in from the Atlantic, causing a "battleground" as it combines with colder air in the north.
Parts of southern England and Wales could see "spring-like" weather, with temperatures rising as high as 14C whilst northern parts will see lows of -1C.
|Weather warnings have been issued around the country as Britain braces for more snow (Image: WXCHARTS)|
Going into tonight, most of Northern Ireland and areas in northwest England could see flooding as 20-30mm of rainfall is possible while the rest of the country will experience mild but wintry conditions.
Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan, added: "More milder conditions are set to move in from the Atlantic on Wednesday evening and will lead to a sort of battleground with the cold air in the north. This will cause some of the rain and snow which will impact areas across northern England and Scotland."
Mr Morgan also said those in Scotland and in areas around the Pennines will see heavy snowfall lasting until at least Friday.
He added: "Those travelling in snowy conditions should be wary of disruption to the roads and public transport, as much as 20cm could fall in the worst affected areas so people should be careful."
"Temperatures will be close to 0C in the coldest regions, while parts of southern England and Wales could reach spring-like temperatures, even as high as 14C. So there's quite a disparity depending on where you live".
|Scotland should prepare for a snowy end of the week (Image: WXCHARTS)|
Forecaster Jo Farrow at Netweather said: “Low pressures are just barrelling in from the Atlantic all week.
“There is milder air to the south but still cold air holding on in the north which brings the likelihood of snow on the leading edge.”
On January 29
According to Weather Online, low-pressure will be affecting central parts of England through Friday this gradually moving east. There will be plenty of cloud across much of the UK. Snow affecting parts of central and eastern Scotland with some sleet and snow in north east England. Rain across central and southern England and Wales gradually spreading eastwards. Brighter overall in Ireland although some showers here in the morning. Highs at 10C in southern England, 3C in much of Scotland.
Early cloud, rain and hill snow in the north giving way to colder, brighter weather and wintry showers. Elsewhere, showers and some early bright spells before turning cloudier later, Met Office reported.
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Outlook for Saturday to Monday
Rain in the south with some snow. Brighter to the north with wintry showers. Cold, with a sharp overnight frost for many. Windy in the far south at times.
Europe's weather forecast
A fair day over Spain and Portugal on Thursday with lots of sunshine. There will be dry weather and more sunshine in the Balearics as well as in Corsica and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with some sunshine too. A few showers in western Greece whilst rain, sleet and snow affect Turkey.
A windy and wet day to come in France. Heavy periods of rain for the Low Countries. This heavier rain affecting much of western and southern Germany as well as Switzerland. Drier in Poland although with a few wintry showers in the east.
Denmark should be bright and dry. Snow showers in the Baltic States and these could be heavy. More snow showers to come in Finland. A few snow showers in eastern Sweden but dry for most of the country. Snow showers in western Norway.
On January 29
According to Weather Online, fine through Portugal and Spain again today. More sunshine in the Balearics. Sunshine and showers over Italy, some of the showers will be heavy. Further heavy showers in western parts of Greece, drier and brighter to the east. Fair in western Turkey, rain in eastern parts of Turkey.
Mixed across France with rain to the north and east. Some rain in the far south too. Cloudy elsewhere and mostly dry. Rain across the Low Countries and through central Germany. Eastern Germany should be dry. Poland is going to be cold with sunny spells. Rain and some snow in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland will be wintry with periods of snow, some of it heavy.
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Fair in Denmark and cool here. Some heavy snow showers in the Baltic States. Further snow showers and a strong winds in Finland. Some snow showers affecting eastern parts of Sweden. Staying cold in Norway with sunny spells and some snow showers.
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