UK Weather: Icy blast to freeze Brits as temperature plunges to -5C and snow on the way


Between Friday 28 January and Saturday 29 a large arctic weather formation is predicted to push down from the north before falling across Scotland

People walk in the snow
Snow has been forecast for this month

Brits are set to freeze in a wintery blast with snow predicted to fall in days as temperatures plunge to -5C.

Forecasters at WXCharts have predicted the exact date that many regions will see their first snow fall of the year.

Temperatures are predicted to drop to below zero this week with the coldest weather likely to hit from next week.

Between Friday 28 January and Saturday 29 a large arctic weather formation is predicted to push down from the north before falling across Scotland.

Forecasters say this will bring pockets of snow that could trickle down into the north of England.

A large patch of heavy snow will also hang over the North Sea to the east.

Temperatures are predicted to plummet in the coming weeks

Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, urged people to remember that “winter is not over”, as the “coldest parts of the year” are yet to come.

Speaking to the Express, he said: “As we get towards the end of the month – the coldest on average parts of the year – what we’re seeing is the high pressure pulling away south and west, allowing a north-easterly air stream to come in.

“That may well start to bring some snow events towards the latter stages of the month – so that last week of January. I’m talking now about January 25-28.”

The arctic chill follows the trend of recent days after the Met Office warned of -5C conditions amid blanketings of thick icy fog on Friday.

Snow could cause travel disruption when it falls



During the day, temperatures could be milder this week which will see temperatures hit highs of 10C in the southwest while generally staying around the 6 or 7C mark.

Elsewhere, on Monday the Met Office predicts a frosty start to the day for many with temperatures continuing to hover not far about zero in large parts of the country.

But it will stay largely dry with some sunny spells along with gusts to the north.

UK Weather Forecast


After a chilly start most areas will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine today. Parts of the far north and west of Scotland, northwest England and the Midlands will be cloudier at times thought. Breezy in the north.


Fog, dense in places, developing over eastern Wales and southern, eastern and central England this evening and persisting overnight. Otherwise mainly dry with clear spells. Cold with frost.


Early fog over England and Wales will slowly lift leaving the rest of the day cold and mostly cloudy. Elsewhere, bright at times but some rain in the northwest later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain across the northwest spreading south Wednesday. Clearing to brighter and colder conditions, showers in the east. Often windy in the north and east. Becoming cloudier and milder by Friday.

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