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Snow forecast hints when wall of white will hit Britain again after Storm Arwen
December 2, 2021
Some parts of the UK have already experienced their first snowfall of the year following Storm Arwen last week, but when will the rest of us see snow?
The UK is set to face four days of snow as temperatures continue to plummet across much of the country, according to forecasters.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for treacherous snow and ice across parts of Britain.
The warning comes into force from 6 pm today and continues into much of Thursday.
Northern Scotland and east England can expect to be hit hardest by the wintery showers, but according to forecasters, it could extend as far fourth as Devon.
It comes after Storm Arwen caused chaos, damage and disruption across the UK last week.
Three people were sadly killed during the ‘danger to life’ weather warning which caused damage to around one million buildings and left thousands of homes without power.
Temperatures are expected to plunge to as low as -9C in northern parts of Scotland in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to a Netweather forecast.
In the Cairngorms, the windchill could be a brutal -16C late on Wednesday and into Thursday morning, according to snow-forecast.com.
According to the Mirror, the Met Office’s Stephen Dixon said the weather will be “turning colder” from Wednesday due to a northerly wind, adding: “Winds will be especially high in exposed coastal areas in the north and northeast, with gusts in excess of 40mph expected.
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“The cool conditions will see some snowfall in the high ground of the far north, and generally as sleet or rain in low ground.
“That theme continues into Thursday, with a band of rain moving in from the west later in the day.”
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Glaze told the Express: "Thursday is expected to be cold and there could be wintry showers in the east for a time.
“Nonetheless, most of the UK has a good deal of dry and bright weather. Later on it turns wet in Northern Ireland and over high ground sleet or snow is possible.
“During Friday outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow push eastwards.
“Most of the snow is likely to be over high ground in the northern half of the UK and it generally turns back to rain before clearing away.
“All regions should be mostly dry by the afternoon. Rather cold."
Netweather Senior forecaster Jo Farrow said there will be "blasts of cold Arctic air, milder interludes, frost and blustery winds and still the chance of more snow but it’s mainly over the hills".
Ms Farrow added: "It will be a cold day on Thursday with sleet and snow showers for the far north of Scotland, a few clipping north Norfolk, northern counties of Northern Ireland, down through the North Channel to the Isle of Man and over Wales, maybe reaching north Devon.
"The winds do ease through the day and again it turns very cold at night, more frost for Britain."