New map shows UK to suffer 12 days of snow as Arctic blast brings ’23 INCHES’ whites

A NEW map has shown the UK will be snowing for 12 DAYS as an arctic blast yields “23 INCHES” of white in 48 hours.

Fires are expected across the country, starting in Scotland today and spreading southward next week – with temperatures hitting a cold -7 in some places.

Britons enjoying the snow in Glasgow


Britons enjoying the snow in GlasgowCredit: Alamy
Fires across the country are expected, starting in Scotland today


Fires across the country are expected, starting in Scotland todayCredit: Alamy

The latest weather maps show snowfall in the highlands on Wednesday morning – before making landfall south to Snowdonia on Thursday.

On February 16, large swaths of land from the west coast down to Cornwall will also see showers, before snow continues later in the month.

Tuesday will see up to 2 inches of snowfall – before that number rises to 6 inches on Wednesday in the northernmost regions of the country.

Then on Thursday the highest areas of Scotland will be affected with around 11.5 inches per day, meaning a whopping 23 inches will be on the ground by Friday.

British Weather Service meteorologist Jim Dale told Mirror: ‘Very cloudy and dry in the south, clear skies over north wales and north england, possibly even into the midlands, sunshine here.

“Scotland and Northern Ireland are still blue and snow levels are down as temperatures drop in Scotland and we could even see some sleet down to the lower levels.

“So some snow falls above 200m during the day in central and northern Scotland.

“The winds hitting the gale force over the extreme north-west of Scotland make it feel really quite cold but in the south it’s still mild.”

Next week will also see showers, sunshine and dry patches, according to the Met Office.

The weather experts’ forecast said: “On Friday, showers are likely to affect northern areas, becoming lighter and less frequent during the day, while elsewhere is expected. will be dry with lots of sun.

“It’s windy in the North at first, elsewhere it’s likely to be much milder than in previous days.

“Heavy rain is likely to return to the northwest and windy, with high winds possible to the west and northwest over the weekend.

“For the remainder of this period, high pressure is likely to prevail over much of Britain.

“Rainfall will be limited initially with the risk of some showers in the east and north, followed by more rain in the west and northwest.

“Temperatures are likely to be near-average with the possibility of a short-term colder spell in northern and eastern regions.”

The Brits enjoyed the snow in Somerset yesterday


The Brits enjoyed the snow in Somerset yesterdayCredit: BNPS New map shows UK to suffer 12 days of snow as Arctic blast brings ’23 INCHES’ whites

Bobby Allyn

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