Met Office issued a UK weather warning for heavy snow for parts of northern England and Scotland on Tuesday however higher ground could flurries as early as tonight and tomorrow morning
More snow is expected to hit the UK as early as tonight – and large swathes of the country could be battered by heavy snowfall in the coming days.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for the white stuff for Tuesday, and says the worst affected areas will include northern England and parts of Scotland.
And this will be coupled with fierce gales as a separate yellow weather warning – for large winds – has been issued for the majority of the UK on Tuesday.
But, as Mirror Online details, rainfall may turn wintry in the early hours of the morning in western parts, including the Welsh hills.
Here’s what to expect in the coming days.
Overnight and Monday morning
This band of rain from the Atlantic, moving into extremely cold air in the UK currently, reaches Wales at around 4am – and if cold enough – will fall as snow.
“Some snow is likely over higher parts of Scotland, perhaps briefly in the Pennines,” BBC forecaster Darren Bett says.
It’ll be frosty for most of Monday morning elsewhere and particularly wet where the precipitation does fall as rain.
Mr Bett says: “Things take a turn for the worst though as we enter Tuesday.”
A deepening area of low pressure moves quickly in from the west. The Met Office has issued the weather warnings as a result of this.
Up to 10cm of snow is expected to fall across parts of the UK by Tuesday morning. Southern Uplands and Highlands will be worst affected by the fresh snowfall at this stage.
But North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Durham are all subject to the weather warning, among a host of other places.
Eastern places, like Durham and Northumberland, will see most snowfall later in the afternoon and evening, it is believed.
The winds will have weakened by Wednesday, it is understood, but temperatures will remain cold, especially in rural areas.
Parts of north Wales and the Midlands might see flurries of snow in the early hours of the morning.
This will fall as more rain in urban areas, including Birmingham and Cardiff.
The weather warnings are in place until 11.59pm on Tuesday.
The winds will be at their strongest in coastal locations, particularly in the west and southwest.
A Met Office spokesman said: “A deep area of low pressure moving in across the UK from the Atlantic is likely to bring high winds to many parts of the UK. Strong winds arriving into the west through the morning, spreading inland and reaching eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening.
“Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations. Strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”