UK Weather: Chart predicts high chance of snowfall
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Snow is set to blanket large parts of the UK this weekend, according to the latest weather maps. Weather forecaster WXCharts shows that chances of snowfall rocket to more than 90 percent – shown in red on the map below – across northern England and the whole of Scotland. The weather maps suggest that the snowfall is likely to begin later on today and last until at least Sunday evening.
WXCharts predicts that heavy snow will begin in Scotland as well as Cumbria before the chill sinks lower across the country overnight.
It shows between 2cm – 5cm of snow will fall, and as much as 15cm on higher ground.
The weather map forecast coincides with the Met Office’s own yellow weather warning for snow and ice from Friday at 3pm until midnight.
The yellow weather warning affects Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland as the cold front hits the UK.
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The wintry snow showers will continue on Saturday and Sunday, with another yellow weather warning across parts of Scotland from Saturday 5pm to Sunday 3pm.
The Met Office has warned that the heavy snow combined with strong westerly winds will lead to blizzard conditions and drifting snow.
While temperatures will likely remain just above freezing, the wind will make it feel as cold as -6C in certain areas.
The snow and ice warnings is also set to cause widespread travel disruptions, with road users warned about icy patches and difficult driving conditions.
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Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said people living in central and southern England including Dartmoor, Exmoor, the North, and South Downs, could also wake up to a smattering of snow on the weekend.
Met Office chief meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale, said we have some “fairly typical winter weather in store”.
He added: “It is not unusual for us to see snow in February, and there are no signals currently for anything out of the ordinary.”
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The snow will be replaced by dry, cloudy weather on Monday, with outbreaks of drizzle across parts of Scotland.
Mr McGivern said that the “see-saw temperatures” can be traced to a jet stream oscillating around the north of the UK during the next five days.
The wintry weather will hit the UK just as it was announced that the energy price cap will rise to £1,971 from April, adding nearly £693 to bills.
It comes a week after Storm Malik and Storm Corrie battered the country with gusts of more than 90mph in places, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.
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