Weather maps turn icy blue as 550-mile Scandinavian snow bomb to hit Britain

Met Office: Outbreaks of rain across the UK

A Scandinavian weather front stretching 550 miles is set to invade Britain like an icy Viking horde this week with snow falling from the far north of Scotland to as far south as London and Cornwall.

The wintry blast is showing in purple patches on weather maps from WXCharts, with the first centimetres falling from Thursday November 30 and then continuing over the next 48 hours.

In some areas temperatures could plummet to as little as -8C and parts of the Highlands near Inverness could be blanketed with significant snowfall and drifts.

The Met Office said northern and eastern parts of the UK will all experience sub-zero temperatures on both Friday and Saturday evening.

The forecaster also hinted at the possibility of snow in England later this week due to the unsettled conditions.

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And Nick Finnis, from, said snow could arrive as early as Thursday, with cold weather and snow likely into the weekend.

He said: “Friday likely to see a cold northeasterly wind across the UK, blowing in wintry showers towards eastern areas, perhaps falling as sleet and snow inland at lower elevations too. Drier and sunnier in the west, but a cold day everywhere and feeling raw in the wind.

“Likely staying cold next weekend, with further wintry showers in places and a risk of overnight frosts where skies clear.”

An area of low pressure moving in from the south west on Thursday could meet colder air and create rain across southern England and Wales which could turn to snow over higher ground.

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There will also be a risk of some wintry showers in the northern half of the UK with the potential for hill snow, with temperatures below average.

Continuing on, Mr Finnis added Tuesday and Wednesday “will be on the cold side”.

He said: “Showers wintry over high ground. Temperatures reaching -4C -7C, perhaps 9C in the far southwest.”

The coldest recorded temperature so far this autumn was -7.7C in Shap, Cumbria, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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