New UK snow maps show 24-hour Arctic bomb to hit Britain with 11cm ice blast | Weather | News


More snow could be on the way in a matter of days as an icy blast makes its way over to the UK.

According to new weather maps, March 26 marks the start of snowfall for parts of Britain, with Scotland seeing up to 11cm by 12pm.

On March 23, parts of northern England could wake up to snow, with maps showing up to 1cm falling in Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool by 6am.

While the snow will miss the Midlands and southern England, heavy rainfall is expected next week, with the Met Office warning of “thundery” conditions.

Scotland will be worst hit with a number of snow flurries across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Wind will also make temperatures feel cooler, with winds of -4C sweeping across the north.

11cm of snow can be expected in northwest Scotland, while Glasgow could see up to 9cm.

The Met Office‘s meteorologist Alex Deakin warned of rain in a video posted on X: “There is more rain to come this week, but not huge amounts, and most of us will have more dry days than wet days. Temperatures are going to be a talking point because we’re starting pretty mild.

“Later this week, though, it is going to start to turn a little colder, and noticeable across northern England. Low pressure systems continue to dominate, bringing spells of rain in with them. But initially from the southwest, so bringing with them relatively mild air later in the week.”

On March 27, parts of Wales could also see snow flurries.

Sunday 24 Mar – Tuesday 2 Apr

Increasing sunny spells in western areas on Sunday with showers developing in central and eastern areas after a rather cold start. The showers heavy and thundery at times, these gradually dying out from the northwest, with most places dry by the evening though cloud and rain rolling into Northern Ireland by end of the day.

Monday to Wednesday likely to see a couple of systems bringing wind and rain across the UK, heaviest across southern areas with strong winds at times. Temperatures at or just below normal.

Uncertainty increases from mid-week with potential for further weather systems to develop across the southwest though all areas will likely see periods of wet weather, with some drier spells in-between. Rainfall amounts highest in the south, with northern areas slightly drier but cooler.

Wednesday 3 Apr – Wednesday 17 Apr

Into April pressure is likely to be higher than average to the north of the UK, with low pressure more likely to the west or southwest.

This pattern tends to push the focus of unsettled weather further south than usual, with the highest rainfall most likely to be in the south of the UK. Conversely, northern areas tend to be drier compared to normal.

Temperatures will probably be near average or slightly above, with any cooler interludes most likely in the north early in the period.



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