BBC Weather: UK set for snow as temperatures plummet to -10
London will see snowfall this wake as a bitterly cold blast of freezing air moves across Britain. There is a high chance of heavy snow showers which will likely cause havoc across many parts of the country. Weather maps have shown heavy snowfall in many areas of the country – but when will snow hit the capital?
A dense pool of cold air over Scandinavia continues to exert a strong influence on the UK weather as weather systems from the Atlantic try to extend their influence.
Snow is likely to remain a hazard along the leading edge as it ‘bumps’ into colder air further north and east.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steven Ramsdale said: “We see further weather fronts bringing rain and snow east and north across the UK, but the most significant event in the forecast is a feature from late Monday evening, which threatens to bring rain and some snow across large parts of the UK.
“As it moves further north and meets the colder air, the rainfall will readily turn to snow or even freezing rain, affecting a large part of England and Wales north of the M4 corridor.
“Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting the risk of disruptive snowfall with the high ground of northern England and Scotland most likely to see the largest snow accumulations.
“The risk of freezing rain will be an additional threat across parts of eastern Wales and parts of the Midlands.”
The boundary between two air masses will flex north and south, bringing with it a chance for snow between the two.
The Met Office has issued several snow and ice weather warnings from Monday through to Saturday.
Up to 30cm is possible in higher areas, with up to 20cm expected for places above 150m.
There are currently no weather warnings in place on Sunday, but several weather forecasts predict snowfall in the capital on February 7.
Snow risk maps from weather forecaster Netweather show an almost 100 percent chance of snowfall across London from early hours on Sunday through to Monday evening.
The snow risk continues to remain at this level throughout all of Sunday and into Monday.
By Monday at 3pm, most of the capital is still at risk of snow, but the snow is beginning to dissipate according to the map.
However, by Tuesday, February 9, the capital is shown to have a near 100 percent chance of snow once again.
There is a risk of snow in place across parts of London, until Thursday at midnight, when the Netweather map shows almost all of the UK will be free from snow.
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Weather forecaster WX Charts’s snow depth map also shows a risk of snow on Sunday and Monday.
The map shows there is a chance of snow in several areas, with a possibility of a smaller amount of snow over the weekend into the early hours of Monday.
Forecaster Windy.com also reveals a chance of new snow across northern parts of the capital on Sunday.
The Windy.com new snow map shows snow arriving at around 10am on February 7 and lasting for several days.
The snow is expected to spread across all of London on Wednesday with some areas seeing up to 6cm possibly in some places.
The BBC London weather forecast also shows a risk of snow at around 6am on February 7.
The forecaster predicts more snow throughout Sunday night at 10am to midnight.
There is more chance of sleet and light snow from 2am to 9am on Monday.
The forecast predicts more light snow in London from 1pm until 5pm on February 8.
The Met Office weather forecast for Friday, February 5, until Sunday, February 14 indicates there is a chance of snow across several parts of Britain.
The weather forecast reads: “Low pressure dominant over the UK at first bringing showers and perhaps spells of rain and snow over northern areas on Friday, with a chance of snow to lower levels. Further south milder and cloudy with showers.
“High pressure then looks to gradually build to the north, introducing cold and dry weather across the UK with the chance of wintry showers along eastern coastal areas.
“Feeling cold especially in brisk easterly winds with widespread overnight frosts and the risk of icy stretches and wintry hazards.
“There remains the possibility of milder and wetter conditions fringing the far northwest at times along with organised areas of cloud and precipitation making limited progress inland from the southwest.”
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