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UK snow: Weather maps turn purple as whopping 30cm of snow set to fall within days | Weather | News

Weather maps are turning purple with the promise of up to 30cm of snow in certain parts of the UK next week.

WXCharts has forecast wintery weather to hit the UK over February 8 and 9. Snow, ice and rain is due to spread across the entire country.

The deepest snow is predicted for northern England, with up to 29cm throughout the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, according to the latest weather maps.

There is also snow forecast for all of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, with everywhere above London and Cardiff to see the cold weather. Southern parts of the UK will see heavy rain.

Temperatures could drop as low as -11C in south Scotland, with minimums of -7C in north Scotland and Northern Ireland and 0C in much of south England and Wales.

Met Office five-day forecast

Tonight, southern England and Wales will be cloudy with hill fog and patchy light rain. There will be clear spells elsewhere, with showers in the far north giving way to rain across Northern Ireland and western Scotland.

Sunday will see heavy rain affecting western Scotland with lighter rain across Northern Ireland, northern England and Welsh hills. It will be dry but windy and cloudy further southeast, with brighter and showery across northeast Scotland.

There will be rain and snow across Scotland on Monday, and windy but dry elsewhere. Wet and windy weather will move southeast on Tuesday and Wednesday, turning brighter but colder from the north.

Met Office long-range forecast

Into the middle of February, it will be mainly cloudy, dry and cold across northern areas, milder in the south with rain increasing from the southwest. Rain will push back north through Thursday with snow likely accumulating over high ground.

It will remain unsettled and wintery with further wind and rain likely. Through the weekend a change toward a north or north-westerly wind brings cold conditions spreading across the UK with wintry showers across coasts by Sunday but clearer inland as rain clears southeast.

A further change is expected mid-week as high pressure becomes increasingly dominant. Temperatures potentially recovering to average with this, though any prolonged clear skies liable to bring localised frosts and fog risk.

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