UK snow forecast: Winter NOT over! Chart turns RED as three-day snow blast hits next week

UK Weather: Temperatures to ‘drop sharply’

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Minimum temperatures, particularly overnight, have slumped to below freezing in large parts of the UK, making the glorious late winter sunshine enjoyed by millions of Britons last weekend a distant memory. But the latest weather maps for next week show the country could be set for more misery, with the unwelcome return of snow in some parts of the UK. Charts from Netweather show the risk of snow immediately setting in at midnight next Wednesday (March 10), with a risk of more than 50 percent in a large part of central Scotland.

Snow is likely to rapidly sweep over the country from the North Atlantic over the next few hours, with the map for 3am turning bright red in parts north of the border, indicating a 75 percent risk of snow.

Worse still, the charts turn white to show a 100 percent risk of snow in central Scotland with a risk of more than 50 percent of more in surrounding areas throughout the country.

England won’t escape these freezing conditions, with a 40 percent risk of snow in the north east of the country around the Newcastle area.

An extremely high risk of snow will continue into the afternoon for northern parts of Scotland throughout the morning of March 10 and heading towards the afternoon.

But any hope of snow sweeping away from the UK in what is normally the hottest part of the day has been dashed by the latest maps from Netweather.

There is a 40 percent risk of snow throughout most of Scotland, particularly the west coast, with that risk factor rising to as high as 90 percent in one small part.

North east England will again feel the brunt of freezing weather, with a risk of snow continuing in that area of the country.

The maps continue to make grim reading throughout the course of March 10, with a 100 percent risk of snow sweeping through large areas north of the border.

These high areas are forecast to expand throughout the early hours of next Thursday (March 11), and by 6am, so much so that by 6am, north east and north west England are at high risk of snowfall.

A small area of the Midlands and part of northern Wales could also be hit by some snow.

The snow risk does ease slightly throughout the day, but the latest charts for 6pm again make worrying reading, with a large part of Scotland turning white, with several parts of the north west and north east of England turning red.

A high risk of snow will persist heading into the early hours of next Friday (March 12), and although that will disappear for a large part of that day, makes an unwelcome return in the evening.

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This huge risk of snow towards the end of next week also shows weather maps from WXCHARTS turning dark blue, meaning temperatures are threatening to plummet below freezing in a disastrous start for spring.

Minimum temperatures are only forecast to reach as high as 2C in most of Scotland next Wednesday, falling to freezing in several other areas of the country.

The bitterly cold weather will really start to bite next Thursday, with minimum temperatures set to plummet to -2C in northern areas of Scotland, and struggling to get above freezing in some areas of the north east and north west of England.

Temperatures are set to plummet even further next Friday as the snow risk increases, with the mercury slumping towards freezing throughout England, and falling to -1C in large parts of Scotland.

Brian Gaze, founder of The Weather Outlook, has warned of colder temperatures and a risk of snow in the north.

He said: “For week two (March 10-17), the theme is it to be quite unsettled, with the wettest conditions likely to be in the north and west of the United Kingdom.

“Temperatures will fluctuate, with milder internals more likely in the south, but colder incursions more favoured to the north of the UK.

“When most colder incursions occur in the north, they do bring the risk of precipitation in the form of sleet or snow especially over higher ground.

“I wouldn’t be surprised over Scottish mountains to see significant snowfall at times.”

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