Weather map shows 600-mile ‘wall of snow’ burying Scots in 80 inches as temperatures drop to -10°C
The UK is set to be hit by a 600-mile wall of snow over the coming days as a result of a -10C freeze in Scandinavia.
Maps show up to 78 inches of snowfall in Scotland along with widespread flurries in a cold snap expected to last into the second week of December.
The deepest snow will be seen in the Scottish Highlands, with Glasgow and Edinburgh seeing lighter cover. The Met Office said: “There will be widespread frost overnight across much of the UK in the coming days and a risk of snowfall in some areas.
“Colder conditions are expected to affect the UK for the rest of this week and into the weekend, with daytime temperatures reaching single figures and nighttime temperatures falling below freezing in many places. With the UK exposed to cold air coming in From Scandinavia, it’s cold The weather turns colder during the rest of this week and the start of next, with daytime temperatures struggling to break through the single digits and nighttime temperatures staying below freezing in most parts of the country.
Daytime temperatures are expected to drop into single figures this week, and nighttime temperatures are expected to remain below freezing in large parts of Scotland and England, the Mirror reports.
Neil Armstrong, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We have already seen snowfall in parts of eastern Scotland and north-east England. As cold air continues to spread across the UK, we also expect to see some snow over higher ground in the southwest.” England last night until tomorrow.
“Snow showers will continue along the North Sea coast as air flows north-easterly, bringing further accumulations on higher ground. When rain falls in the form of rain, there is a risk of icy patches forming overnight with temperatures falling widely below Freezing. A number of national severe weather warnings have been issued and will likely be updated during the week, so stay informed of the forecast for your area.
Ladbrokes’ latest bets on snow anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day are 1/2, and say Edinburgh and Newcastle are the “most likely destinations to see snow”.
But the Met Office urged people to forecast that much in advance with a “pinch of salt”.
Ms Maxey added: “We are still one month away from Christmas, so it is impossible with this lead time to have any confidence in a detailed forecast.”
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