The UK is due to be hit by a massive snowstorm this month, according to the latest weather maps. Forecast maps, from WXCharts, show the entire nation is due to be covered in snow in just over a week.
The UK has been battered by extreme weather recently, with three storms hitting over the course of a month.
Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge all smashed into the UK in February, causing widespread devastating and extensive flooding.
The weather systems all reached the UK during a weekend, and it looks like the next stormy system could impact Britain on a Saturday too.
On Saturday, March 14, up to four inches will fall in Scotland and northern England.
But Wales and more southern parts of England won’t escape the freezing weather, with snow to fall all the way down to Plymouth.
London will also feel the force of the cold weather system.
Temperatures during this weekend could drop as low as -7C in some areas, but will plunge below zero in the entire nation.
In the capital and South East England 0C degrees is forecast, while Wales could see temperatures dip to -2C.
“It will often be windy with gales possible in the northwest.
“Into the following week, changeable conditions are expected to continue with spells of wet and windy weather, perhaps snow over higher ground, interspersed with sunshine and showers.
“Some longer, drier and more settled spells are possible towards the very end of this period in the south, though the north will likely remain unsettled.
“Temperatures are likely to fluctuate around normal, with occasional overnight frost.”
From the second half of March, there are some signs of the weather becoming less unsettled at least across the southern half of the UK.
According to the Met Office, the north will likely see further spells of rain and strong winds, especially in the northwest where gales are possible.
However, even for northern parts, the frequency of rain and strong winds is likely to ease to some extent.
Temperatures will be around average to start but under more settled weather there will be a trend to cold nights with frost and fog giving way to mild days.
Published at Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:38:00 +0000