UK snow forecast: Snow chart turns RED as Britain braces for Polar blast to smash country

Temperatures are forecast to plummet and snow is expected to smash into some parts of the country this week and into the weekend. It comes after a weekend of powerful winds and heavy rain swept across Britain after much of the country was rocked by Storm Atiyah. The first named storm of the 2019/2020 season, Storm Atiyah left thousands across the country without power causing structural damage in some areas in Cornwall while packing thunderstorms and hail.

But, according to the latest weather charts, within days the UK can expect temperatures to fall with the chances of snowfall increasing dramatically.

The snow chart, by WxCharts, which analyses the probability of snowfall hitting the country, increases on Wednesday evening into Thursday in Scotland and the northwest of England with the chart turning red.

Towards next weekend, the probability of snow falling across the country increases again, with much of Britain having a small chance of snow hitting.

Scotland and northern parts of England again appear most likely to see some snow if the white stuff does strike.

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UK snow forecast: Chart turns red at risk of snow hitting over the weekend (Image: NETWEATHER•GETTY)

UK snow forecast

UK snow forecast: Chart turns red as probability of snow increases on Wednesday evening (Image: WXCHARTS)

Snow charts by Netweather also show the UK at risk of snow on Wednesday evening and then again into the weekend.

The Netweather charts show northern England likely to see some snowfall, particularly, over higher ground, during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The unsettled conditions could prove problematic for some Britons as the UK go to the polls on Thursday for the general election.

Speaking about the week ahead, BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes warned of a mix of temperatures across the country as different systems strike Britain.

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UK snow forecast: Chart shows risk of snow on Wednesday evening this week (Image: NETWEATHER)

He said: “What we will be left with for Monday’s weather picture is a complex low working its way into Europe and we get these cold northerly winds plunging southwards across the UK.

“Weather-wise Monday is a dry day with sunshine, however, there will be some showers working their way down the north channel across the Isle of Man into the north of Wales and perhaps northwest Scotland.

“Certainly lots of showers throughout the day across northern Scotland and a few of these will come down the North Sea, clipping eastern areas of England.

“Temperatures 5C to 10C or so, but it is going to feel colder than that on account of the strong winds.”

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UK snow: Chart shows temperatures fall this week (Image: WXCHARTS)

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UK snow forecast: BBC chart shows temperatures fall this week (Image: BBC)

Initially we could see a little bit of snow across the higher Pennines before that milder air works in

BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes

Looking towards the rest of the week, the BBC Weather forecaster said it was going to be a “big roller coaster ride of temperatures”.

Fawkes warned of heavy rain and strong winds battering much of the country on Tuesday before the bitterly-cold northwesterly winds move in.

Moving into Wednesday he said a “change in fortune” would allow cold northwesterly winds take hold, bringing frequent showers and “snow over the higher ground” as temperatures tumble.

He added: “Taking a look at Thursdays weather chart, we have got another area of low pressure coming off the Atlantic. This one will ultimately bring a change back to milder, southwesterly winds.

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UK snow: Snow is forecast to hit some of the country this week (Image: NC)

“Temperatures will be rising through the day across England and Wales, but initially we could see a little bit of snow across the higher Pennines before that milder air works in.”

The BBC Weather forecaster added the warmer air would not reach as high as Scotland - allowing the chance of further snowfall.

Fawkes warned the cold air would move back in across the country once again just before the weekend.

The Met Office long range weather forecast for Friday 13 December to Sunday 22 December has warned of “the risk of wintry showers”.

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UK snow forecast: Likelihood of snowfall this weekend (Image: WXCHARTS )

It reads: “Temperatures look likely to fall below average with the risk of wintry showers in the north alongside a low risk of snow along northern edges of rain bands.

“Some possible frost and freezing fog at times, mainly across northern regions. Strong winds and a risk of coastal gales throughout the period.”

Leading bookmakers have slashed odds on this month to go down as the wettest December on record with unsettled conditions forecaster.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks like we'll see a wet Christmas before we see a white one with record-breaking December rain potentially on the way."

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