UK weather forecast: Four more days of snow on the way in another freezing blast

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The freezing weather outlook comes just days after Storm Arwen claimed at least three lives as it wreaked havoc across the UK with 100mph winds, heavy snow, and rain

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The UK will be seeing four more days of snow this week with freezing temperatures and strong winds.

It comes just days after Storm Arwen claimed at least three lives as it wreaked havoc across the UK with 100mph winds, heavy snow and rain.

It is estimated that about one million homes and businesses suffered damage during the first named storm of the season.

Weather maps suggest things are set to turn very cold again with a risk of snow over higher ground in the north of the country on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, heavy rain could be accompanied by thunder and hail.

People walk along a road in Buxton after Storm Arwen
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The Met Office’s Stephen Dixon said the weather will be “turning colder” from Wednesday due to a northerly wind.

He added: “Winds will be especially high in exposed coastal areas in the north and north-east, with gusts in excess of 40mph expected.

“The cool conditions will see some snowfall in the high ground of the far north, and generally as sleet or rain in the low ground.

Temperatures are set to plunge again on Wednesday
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“That theme continues into Thursday, with a band of rain moving in from the west later in the day.”

Temperatures briefly hit double digits at the start of the week after freezing conditions swept the UK over the weekend.

However, this will not last as another dip will come in by Wednesday night.

Spokesman Oli Claydon said: “The whole of the UK will turn milder. The places that will hold on to the cold air the longest will be in the southeast of the UK.

Aerial view of snow covered Laneshaw Bridge, near Colne, where 500 homes were left without power due
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“The low temperatures will return on Wednesday and Thursday night.

“However, I don’t think it will be quite as low as we have seen before.

“It will still be below zero, but more like -4C (24.8F) or -5C (23F).”

Snow maps from Wxcharts suggest 7cm could fall in northwest Scotland on Wednesday evening.

More snow is likely to fall on Thursday, with maps claiming there will be 4cm in central Scotland and up to 3cm between the Midlands and north-west England.

The maps suggest northwest Scotland is set to be covered in 10cm of snow by early Friday.

Met Office five-day weather forecast

Tuesday night

Rain, heavy in places, crossing many areas, accompanied by strong, possibly squally winds, especially further south and west. Clearer, somewhat colder weather following, showers focused in the west and north.

Wednesday

Most areas see some sunshine, especially towards the southeast, where some places dry. Heavier showers further west and north, with possible hail and thunder, increasingly wintry across Scotland. Windy, colder.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Turning colder again with wintry showers for the northeast. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere, although rain and hill snow will affect most places overnight Thursday into Friday.

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