UK snow warning: Risk soars as long-range charts predict fresh -7C onslaught

BBC Weather: UK set for damp and mild conditions

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According to new charts, large parts of England, Wales and Scotland may see high levels of snow on January 24. Due to a cold weather front, Scotland will see an initial blast of snow on January 23. As the front of cold air settles in across the UK, Wales and northwest England may also see wintry showers.

According to graphs from Netweather, the northwest of England may begin to see snow in the early evening of January 23.

These conditions will intensify with the majority of the north of England and parts of the Midlands also experiencing snowfall.

While it is unclear how heavy the snow may be, Netweather claims it is over 90 percent likely that Scotland and the north of England will experience wintry showers.

Birmingham, Scarborough and Hull will also experience snowfall in the early hours of January 24, Netweather predicts.

Due to this band of cold weather, separate graphs from WXCharts show ice-cold conditions on January 24.

In the Highlands of Scotland the mercury will plummet to -7C, while for eastern parts of the country, temperatures will range between -2 to 0C in the afternoon.

For the northwest and east of England, temperatures will not rise above 2C at 12pm on January 24, graphs show.

London, like the majority of southern England, will experience a high of between 2-3C on January 24.

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Wales and eastern parts of England will also see temperatures range between 1-2C.

While temperatures will remain low, it is thought snow showers will move eastward late on January 25.

On the morning of January 24, Scotland will see a low of -1C.

For the majority of England, commuters will wake to temperatures ranging between 0-1C.

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Looking ahead for the period between January 25 and February 8, the Met Office has warned snow may fall on lower parts of the UK.

It states: “A more unsettled regime is most likely during late January and into early February with spells of wet and windy weather followed by brighter but showery interludes.

“Northwestern areas are likely to be wettest with southern and eastern areas seeing the best of any drier interludes.

“Overall temperatures are most likely to be near or a little above average though some colder interludes are possible.

“Snow could fall to lower levels at times in any colder interludes but is most likely over higher ground in the north.”

For the period between January 15-25, more settled conditions are expected across the country.

The forecast reads: “A continuation of largely settled conditions is most likely as we head into the middle of January with high pressure remaining in charge across the south of the country.

“Most areas are set to be dry with any spells of rain and stronger winds likely to be restricted to northern parts of the country.

“The settled weather will bring widespread overnight frost as well as fog patches, these sometimes freezing.

“Amounts of sunshine are uncertain with areas of fog and low cloud potentially lingering throughout the day in places, especially in the south.

“There is an increasing chance of some unsettled spells returning to many parts as we head towards the end of the period.”

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