Met Office issue warnings with 10 inch snow bomb and -8C weekend deep freeze

Britain will be in a deep freeze this weekend as a huge 'snow bomb' and subzero chill look set to create fresh disruption.

Weather maps from independent forecaster WXCharts show patchy snow landing across all parts of the UK today (Friday 4) before a large plume of snow lands in Scotland on Saturday.

The snowstorms north of the border could see 10 inches of snow fall in the Highlands, with lows of -8C also expected.

The Met Office meanwhile said that Friday would feel "markedly colder", with "strong winds" resulting in a a mix of sunny spells and winter showers.

Yellow warnings for ice have been issued by the Met Office for Friday in Scotland and Northern Ireland, meaning members of the public should be aware of hazardous surfaces on some untreated roads and pathways.

Meteorologists at the national weather agency also expect some snow over "northern hills", but do not expect any of these to reach the south or east.

The Met Office outlook for Saturday to Monday reads: "Alternating periods of mild, wet conditions and colder interludes with wintry showers. Some snow and ice at times in the north. Windy, with gales, severe at times in the northwest."

In a blog post on Thursday, Jo Farrow from commented how "despondent" snow lovers at home who might feel envious of this week's huge winter storms over in the United States could look forward to some more seasonal weather this weekend.

Giving a forecast for Wednesday, she wrote: "There will be accumulations as heavy showers race by with a few cms for higher routes for northern and western Scotland, NW England and Wales.

"Northern Ireland will also catch the showers on Friday, and some will push further inland for northern Britain. Through the afternoon and the evening, it will feel cold everywhere, especially so in the wind."

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