UK snow forecast: Deep freeze to grip Britain as 11cm of snow to hit TONIGHT - new charts

Snow fell across much of the country towards the end of last week and wintry conditions are expected to strike once again on Monday. Wintry showers and icy conditions could cause problems on the roads for Britons this evening, with the latest weather forecast charts predicting much of the country is at risk of further snowfall.

According to WxCharts, a map which assess the probability of snowfall shows the majority of the country turn red - indicating a likely chance of snow hitting.

The same chart also shows parts of Scotland, northern England and northern Wales at risk of some snow towards the end of the week.

Another chart, which looks at the depth of snow falling across the country, shows parts of northwest Scotland could be hit by up to 11cm or over four inches of snow on Monday evening and into the early hours of Tuesday.

The same chart shows around one cm of snow falling north of Manchester, and two cm of the white stuff striking to the south of Manchester.

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UK snow: Chart shows probability of snow hitting on Monday evening (Image: WXCHARTS)

UK snow warning

UK snow warning: Probability of snowfall on Tuesday (Image: wxcharts)

Temperatures are expected to remain low this week, with much of the country expecting frequent showers.

The Met Office warned the UK would expect “showers for many northern and western parts of the UK, showers heavy at times and wintry over some hills” on Monday evening.

Adding: “Drier over eastern and southern England. Risk of icy patches.”

Moving into Tuesday, the Met Office said: “Another chilly day with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.

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Snow risk

Risk of snow hitting the UK on Friday (Image: wxcharts)

“Heaviest and most frequent showers in the north and west. Less breezy than today.”

BBC Weather forecast Simon King insisted conditions would not be as stormy this week, with Britain still reeling from a series of storms, including, Dennis, Ciara, and Jorge hitting in recent weeks.

He said: “Throughout this week it’s not going to be as wet as it has been. Sunshine and showers, not quite as windy. But it will feel quite chilly at times with some overnight frosts.”

He added: “As we move into the end of the week it might start to turn unsettled again. One weather front clearing its way through on Friday another one will move its way in over the weekend.”

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Snow depth map

Snow depth map on Monday evening (Image: wxcharts)

Snow risk chart

UK snow forecast: Snow risk chart on Monday (Image: NETWEATHER)

Showers for many northern and western parts of the UK, showers heavy at times and wintry over some hills

Met Office

Looking forward to the rest of this month, the Met Office’s long-range forecast, in place from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 15 begins by warning about “wintry showers” towards the end of this week.

The outlook warns: “Wintry showers Friday, particularly in the west and north with hill snow and strong winds in the north also. Drier with sunny spells in the south.”

The long-range forecast claims over the weekend it will remain “unsettled with spells of rain interspersed by brighter and showery interludes and the wettest of the weather in the west”.

UK snow facts

Snow facts in Britain revealed (Image: nc)

It adds: “Any snow will mainly be confined to the high ground and perhaps to lower levels in the north.

“It will often be windy with gales possible in the northwest.”

Looking at next week, the forecast reads: “Into the following week, changeable conditions are expected to continue with spells of wet and windy weather, perhaps snow over higher ground, interspersed with sunshine and showers.

Snow in Scotland

Snow smashing into Scotland (Image: getty)

“Temperatures are likely to fluctuate around normal with occasional overnight frost.”

Leading bookmakers have even slashed odds on this month to go down as the coldest March on record to 2-1.

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead: “We're headed for a freezing few days now as Storm Jorge delivers an icy blast across the UK and it left us with no choice but to slash the odds on this month ending as the coldest March on record”.

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