UK snow forecast: Exact date -10C ‘deep freeze’ with blizzards and winds will hit UK

A deep freeze is set to bring bone-chilling temperatures across parts of the country this week into the weekend. Here’s what you need to know about the snow forecast as the wintery weather continues

Snow falls on Parliament Hill at Hampstead Heath on January 24, 2021 in London, United Kingdom.  Parts of the country saw snow and icy conditions as arctic air caused temperatures to drop.  (
Deep freeze to bring bone-chilling temperatures across the UK

Back-to-back storms and ‘disruptive winds’ are set to hit Britain this week with temperatures plunging below -10C in some areas.

An amber alert has been issued by the Met Office for this Wednesday and Thursday across Scotland and northern England as Storm Dudley looks set to wreak havoc.

This will be followed by Storm Eunice, which will continue to bring a period of very strong winds on Friday. Both storms are likely to result in unsettled weather consisting of freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall and gales of wind.

Here’s your full forecast including the exact date we can expect temperatures to be coldest.

When will the deep freeze sweep across the UK?

Temperatures are likely to be at its coldest across the UK from Friday night into Saturday morning


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The latest charts from WXCHARTS – which provides international weather data – predict that snow will hit the UK this Thursday, February 17, as freezing air drifts from south into northern England by the evening.

Temperatures will also drop to -5C in some areas on Thursday and Friday, as a massive band of winter weather brings snow and rainfall over the country, especially in northern parts of England and central Scotland on Friday, February 18.

The blizzard will start moving in from the east from the early hours of Friday, making maximum impact between 9am and midday. During this time, there is a possibility that snowfall will approach 10cm per hour over some parts of southern Scotland.

The temperatures are likely to be at its coldest across the UK from Friday night into Saturday morning, according to a Met Office senior meteorologist.

According to the forecasters: “Temperatures will range from the teens F (-11C) in the Scottish Highlands to around freezing in northern England and Northern Ireland to 2-4C across Wales, Midlands and southern England.”

By midday on Saturday, 4cm of snow is forecast for an area located in the far north of the country above Manchester. Temperatures are also likely to plummet further on Saturday with some areas seeing temperatures of -10C.

This deep freeze could last until Sunday, with minimum temperatures set to plummet to as low as -9C in central Scotland, with -3C in northern England.

What dangers have the Met Office warned of?

Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice have caused Met Office to put weather warnings in place



The Met Office has an amber warning in place for Storm Dudley, which it warned might affect road, rail, air and ferry services.

The weather agency has also warned there might be road and bridge closures leading to longer travel times and cancellations.

It added: “Probably some fallen trees and damage to buildings such as tiles blown from roofs. There is a good chance that power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage. Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties.”

On Friday, as Storm Eunice is set to affect the whole of the British Isles – including Wales and Northern Ireland – bringing widespread disruption to travel, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the whole of England.

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