‘Nasty’ -12C snow forecast for the UK The United Kingdom is experiencing an Arctic cold, with snow expected to fall over the next 24 hours.
As an Arctic blast slams into the UK, the UK is bracing itself for a “very nasty” weekend of frigid weather and snow, with maps showing minimum temperatures as low as -12C.
Within hours, Britain’s weather will take a dramatic turn for the worse, with freezing temperatures, snow, and gale-force winds gripping the country. According to the most recent Netweather charts, maps were already turning ice blue by 9 p.m. on Wednesday, with lows of -1 C across much of Scotland. The cold starts to bite around 9 a.m. on Thursday, with lows of -3°C north of the border and temperatures below freezing in North West England.
Northern Scotland will also see snow start to fall in the early hours of Thursday morning, with up to 5cm expected by the evening.
Although the frigid weather front that will grip parts of the UK is anticipated to lessen slightly moving into Friday morning, minimum temperatures will struggle for the remainder of the day.
However, this is just temporary, as the UK weather map from WXCHARTS swiftly begins to turn icy blue again on Friday evening, preparing the UK for a severely cold weekend.
An area of Scotland could get up to 9cm of snow, while portions of Northern England might get up to 4cm.
Temperatures may drop to as low as -7°C in the early hours of Saturday, with significant portions of Northern England expected to remain below freezing and southern areas struggling to stay above freezing.
This very cold spell will last until Saturday morning, with minimum temperatures plummeting to -5°C across most of Scotland and -3°C across much of northern England.
But the full impact of the Arctic blast will be felt on Saturday evening, when temperatures in Scotland could drop to -10°C by 6 p.m., while most of England and Wales will be below freezing.
As the rest of the UK continues to freeze, minimum temperatures are expected to drop much further, with the charts indicating -12C in a part of Scotland at midnight on Sunday.
Throughout Saturday, snow will grow more widespread, with up to 9cm falling in parts of Scotland and up to 8cm falling in parts of Northern England.
Lows of -11C are expected in one part of Scotland on Sunday. “Brinkwire News Summary.”