24-hour snow bomb to hit Britain just days after killer Storm Malik

The UK is bracing itself for a 24-hour snow bomb just days after two people were killed by falling trees during Storm Malik.

The latest UK weather map from WXCharts shows snow falling on Friday (February 4) as temperatures plummet as low as -3C in Scotland.

The forecast comes as Storm Corrie hit the north of the country, bringing down trees and leaving thousands of people without power.

Fallen trees, ripped up roofs and damaged cars were left in a trail of destruction caused by gale force winds at the weekend.

Thousands of homes were also left without power after Storm Malik and Storm Corrie swept through the UK, with 16,000 still waiting to be connected on Monday.

The Met Office issued an amber "danger to life" warning early on Saturday morning just hours before Storm Malik hit the region.

In Scotland, winds of more than 120 miles an hour were recorded across Cairngorms.

The storm is due to push across the North Sea today with the Met Office issuing an amber weather warning for wind across northern parts of Scotland.

A nine-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman have been killed by falling trees in strong winds caused by storms.

Staffordshire Police said a man is in hospital after the incident which killed the boy, the Mirror Online reports.

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Police were called to Winnothdale, near Stoke-on-Trent, at 1pm on Saturday after reports that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, and they were both taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Now, following the storms, snow could be on the way, WXCharts maps show.

The maps show a high risk of snow throughout large parts of the UK on Friday morning, Express.co.uk reports .

There is forecast to be a 95 per cent risk of snow in a large region of Scotland at around 6am.

But England is unlikely to escape the onslaught, with more than a 70 per cent chance of snow in an area of North West England, as well as Wales.

There is also around a 30 per cent risk of snow covering the Midland and South East England.

Brian Gaze, from the Weather Outlook, told Express.co.uk: "During next week high pressure looks like being centred further southwest than it has been recently.

"That will lead to more changeable and at times windy weather, particularly in the northern half of the UK.

"Pulses of polar maritime air from the northwest could bring brief colder interludes, with showers turning wintry in the north and over the Welsh mountains.

"However, for snow lovers in the south the prospects continue to look disappointing in what to date has been yet another mild winter."

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