Weather maps show UK barely visible under 560-mile blanket of snow and rain

New weather maps show the majority of the UK under a huge blanket of snow and rain next week.

A weather expert has also confirmed that we should brace ourselves for snow and freezing temperatures saying that the UK will be “between the fridge and the freezer” for the next ten days.

The Polar snow bomb has already been predicted to grip the UK – particularly across the north.

And the new maps by WX Charts appear to confirm the sub zero predictions, with images showing the 560 miles – from Southampton to Aberdeen – to be hit by snow and rain mostly across central areas on Thursday, December 7.

The blanket of snow and rain depicted on the map misses the top of Scotland from Inverness upwards and the south east of the UK, including London.

READ MORE: Full list of areas that could be hit by polar snow bomb this week

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said: “Basically we are between the fridge and the freezer for the next 10 days.

“There will be snow – Scotland hogging it especially the high ground, as per.

“Some bits and pieces for eastern counties of England which may get a few people excited.

“For the rest of the UK it truly is a watching and waiting game, mainly dealing with icy mornings…until something not yet seen comes along.”

Mr Dale said that if you’re after an escape to warmer climes that Spain could be the place to jet off to.

He added: “Winter (when it starts) could well be very long and eventful given the current set up over Scandinavia and now much of Europe.

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“Spain on the other hand…”

The UK has been warned to expect plunging temperatures in a matter of days as yellow cold weather alerts have been issued.

The Met Office and the Government’s UK Health Standards Agency has placed four regions under these warnings.

The alert has been extended to December 4, after it was initially supposed to lapse yesterday.

But the forecaster has said widespread snow probabilities are “low” this week, with the north set to cop the brunt of it.

In a statement, the alert talks through how this week will look for the UK, it says: “Snow to low levels across southern England is considered a low probability, northern areas will continue to see a wintry mix to showers.”

Met Office five-day forecast


A largely dry day, with plenty of bright or sunny spells. There will be a scattering of showers, mainly focused towards coastal areas. An increasing risk of snow showers across northeast Scotland later. Breezy along some eastern coasts. Feeling cold.


Further showers towards coastal areas this evening and overnight, some falling as snow in the north. Clear and cold elsewhere, with a widespread frost, some fog and icy stretches forming.


Wednesday will be another cold day for many, with plenty of sunny spells. Scattered showers towards the coasts, again these wintry in the north. Staying on the cold side.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cold and dry through this period, with some wintry showers. A low risk of some patchy rain and snow in the south for a time Thursday. Overnight frost and fog.

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