Met Office say snow coming as 10 inch dumping set for one day next week

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The Met Office has warned that snow is on the way for many Brits, with a 10 inch dumping set to land on one day next week.

The forecaster has said that "wintry showers" can be expected in the north in hilly areas today and later this week, but more will be on the way after that.

In their long range forecast spanning from Saturday February 12 to Monday February 21, they warn that a "frosty" weekend will be followed by widespread "unsettled conditions".

"Some snow is expected over northern hills, and temperatures becoming average to mild for many areas," they continue.

Advanced weather model maps from WX Charts reveal the full extend of next week's snow bomb.

From next Wednesday (February 16), they show that up to 10 inches of the white stuff will settle on the ground in the Scottish Highlands.

Northern Ireland and England's North West will also see flurries and a centimetre or two on the ground next week, with snow set to fall too in Wales.

With snow inevitably comes chilly temperatures, and WX Charts reckon the mercury will dip as low as -5C in Scotland this Friday, and may struggle to reach over 1C or 2C for all of next week.

Northern Ireland and the North West will be a few notches warmer, with -1C forecast there on Friday.

According to Netweather, fierce winds could also contribute to a more chilly feel next week.

From February 14 onward, they say: "This week looks set to be dominated by westerly winds.

"There is a significant likelihood of it being fairly cold in the north early and late in the week, with polar maritime air masses from the north-west bringing wintry showers to low levels, and some lying snow on high ground.

"Mean temperatures are forecast to be about 2C above the 1991-2020 long-term average in south-east England, but less than 1C above over most of Scotland and Northern Ireland."

As for today, things shouldn't be too chilly, according to the Met Office, with afternoon temperatures of 12C or 13C forecast for almost all of England and Wales.

Scotland and Northern Ireland should remain one or two notches cooler.

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