UK weather map: graph shows fierce return of 48 hour snowstorm after severe frost of -5C | Weather | New
As many across the country experienced winter showers over Easter, which pushed temperatures down to -5C, forecasters have now indicated a high risk of snow hitting the country on Friday. Due to an arctic storm hitting the UK, Scotland, Wales and much of northern England will experience periods of winter. According to forecaster Netweather, there is a 90 percent chance of snow in Scotland while the north of England has an 80 percent chance of heavy snowfall in the region.
Winter showers will continue until Saturday, although they will extend to the south-east of England from 12 p.m.
Due to the strong weather band, this snowstorm will spread across the country as the day progresses on Saturday.
The Met Office also reported that temperatures will drop from Thursday evening, which will also experience winter spells.
They said: “Rain in the northwest Thursday, mostly dry elsewhere and less cold.
“Cloudy with some rain in the south, otherwise colder from Friday with sunny spells and winter showers.”
Due to winter showers hitting the country, Netweather has reported temperatures plunging to -3C (26.6F) in parts of Scotland.
In northern England, they predicted the mercury would hover around 4C (39.2F) on Friday night before dropping below zero at 9 p.m.
These sub-zero temperatures will also be replicated across most of Scotland, while Wales will also see mercury drop below zero.
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Due to the icy winds coming from the Arctic, parts of the UK have seen their temperatures drop by -7 ° C (19 ° F).
These temperatures contrasted sharply with the sun many experienced on Sunday with Pershore, Worcestershire, reaching a high of 17.9C (64F).
In the BBC’s long-range weather forecast from April 12, they predict cooler temperatures will hit the country due to a weather front coming from North Africa and Spain.
They reported: “In this case it blocks them completely because a weak area of low pressure is developing near Spain and Morocco.
“This means that we are unlikely to see weak weather fronts in northern regions from a displaced storm track in the Arctic Ocean.
“Instead, it will tend to be settled, dry and a little cooler than normal for mid-April.
“The high center should move a bit closer and could lodge overhead, sending the colder northerly winds into Scandinavia.