...By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
UK Braces for Unexpected Snowfall
The UK is set to experience a surprise return of snow next week, with the Met Office issuing warnings of “wintry showers” to come.
Advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts indicate where and when the white stuff can be expected.
The charts predict flurries starting from Sunday in northern Scotland, particularly in Highland regions around Aberdeen and Inverness, where 9cm of snow is predicted to settle on the ground in elevated places.
The wintry front is expected to move southward and cover the rest of Scotland and breach northern parts of England by Monday.
Expected Areas of Snowfall
The Lake District, North Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales are expected to see some flurries, although they will not be as intense as those in northern Scotland.
However, WX Charts’ data does not show any snow settling on the ground in England. By Tuesday, most of the snow is expected to have moved off.
Met Office Warnings
The Met Office has also warned of snowfall over the weekend and into next week, with the national weather agency’s latest forecasts warning of rainy showers in southern regions and snowy ones in the north. Pockets of snow are expected to continue into Tuesday.
The Met Office predicts patchy cloud and sunshine for most parts of the country on Tuesday with a few showers, wintry in the far northeast and for the Northern Isles.
The far southwest may also experience thicker clouds with more persistent rain. Winds will remain light but moderate to strong in the far northeast.
The cold spell is expected to affect most parts of the country, especially the north, with a chance of overnight frost.
According to Ian Simpson, a forecaster at Netweather, it will be a chilly start to next week, with the possibility of snow.
He said that the coming week is expected to begin on the cold side, especially in the north, with a northerly airflow that has the potential to bring wintry showers to low levels in northern Scotland, and some overnight frosts in the north.
Some rain or showers may also head southwards through eastern Scotland and eastern England for a time.