Scandinavian blast to bring 8 inches of snow as temperatures plummet to -10C

Snow, rain and ice are on the way for Brits as the UK heads towards the weekend.

A large amount of snow hit the south of England last weekend, and now the wintry weather is set to continue.

Last week, Essex, London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire saw several inches of the white stuff.

The white stuff is expected to drop in northern parts of England and Scotland in the coming days, writes The Express.

Maps show Brits face -10C in parts of Scotland overnight, with mercury remaining around 9C for the south.

The Met Office forecasters tweeted: “There will be close to a 20°C difference in #temperature across the country overnight.

“Very #cold across the snowfields in northern Scotland but very #mild in many southern areas.”

The weather systems from the Atlantic trying to 'extend their influence' is the reason behind the vast difference in temperatures in the north and south divide.

One of these is known as a "dense pool of cold air over Scandinavia."

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Neil Armstrong, said: “A weather front moves north eastwards across the UK bringing rain which turns to snow as it pushes further north and meets with colder air.

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“This system has prompted a number of warnings including a rain warning for Northern Ireland, while snow warnings will be in force for parts of northern England and Scotland.

“In locations higher than 200m across northern England and southern Scotland we could expect to see around 2 to 5cm of snowfall, but areas of similar elevation north of Glasgow and Edinburgh could see up to 20cm of snow.”

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There are also Met Office weather warnings in place over the next few days.

A yellow warning for snow is in place for north east and north west England and south west Scotland.

Lothian Borders, Yorkshire and Humber and Strathclyde are also included.

The warning is in place from 4am Thursday until 3pm.

The Met Office warns: “A band of rain will move north on Thursday and turn to snow over high ground.

“ Snow is likely to low levels at times, but will mostly settle over higher ground above 200 m with 0.7 to 1.9 inches (2 to 5cm) likely quite widely, while some places above 300 m may see 3.9 to 5.9 inches (10 to 15cm).

“Less cold air following the snow could lead to some thawing and localised surface water flooding on a few roads.”

Another warning is in place for Fife, Central Tayside, Highlands, Grampian and Eilean Siar for snow, for the same time. Up to 7.8 inches of snow is possible during the chilly warning.

And up to 20cm may be possible in higher areas throughout Thursday.

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