Snow forecast: -6C Polar blast to spark 600mile long wall of blizzards

Weather maps from WXCharts show the parts of the UK turning blue from November 28 with a wintry blast on its way over the Atlantic.

Temperatures will also drop to -6C in many places, with chilly overnight lows, while areas in the north will be the worst affected by the snow.

The WXcharts suggest snow will be falling at a rate of around 2cm per hour in some areas.

Parts of Scotland will be worst affected by the icy conditions as some areas will witness snow depths upto 26cm with temperatures reaching below freezing point.

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James Madden, a forecaster for Exacta Weather, had earlier this week warned that “it is now increasingly likely that we will see at least 1-2 notable wintry blasts from late November and into the first half of December”.

His latest forecast warned of an even colder December in the run-up to Christmas. He said: “A sudden stratospheric warming event from later this month and into December could change that outlook to an even colder and more wintry theme for many parts of the country, and would drastically change the overall outlook for December as a whole.

“There is a chance we could see a number of wintry blasts in the run-up to Christmas.”

The temperature levels are expected to drop bringing frost to the northern parts of the country.

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In England, the weather will take a dramatic turn from November 28 as snowing is expected in areas, such as Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Stoke and will continue till the end of the month.

The depth of the snow in these areas will be between 8-10 cm, as per the weather maps.

Plymouth and London could also see some snow but not as high as other parts of England.

With December approaching, the effects of the wintery blast will be felt in the highest parts of the UK.

Areas such as Inverness, Fort William, and Portree will begin to turn white with cold weather conditions spreading to the southern parts of Scotland as well. Cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, and Ayr, will also witness around 10cm of snow.

According to the weather experts, bands of low pressure will continue to sweep in and they are due to bring in snow with the dropping temperatures over the coming weeks. Jim Dale, a meteorologist with British Weather Services told “Thicker and widespread ice is expected in Scotland this morning. However, the main focus is on the last, third week of the month as more ice and snow can be seen for the northern half of the UK.”

The Met Office’s long-range forecast of November 19 to November 28 warns of a period of “unsettled weather”. It stated: “On Sunday, a cloudy day with spells of rain for the north and west, which could be locally heavy, accompanied by gusty winds. Elsewhere, some showers are possible, these most frequent in the west, but many areas should see some drier and brighter conditions, especially the south and east. Into the following week, unsettled weather is expected to continue across northern areas, with further spells of rain and strong winds at times.

“Across the south of the UK, conditions will probably become somewhat drier and more settled, although some spells of rain may still spread across at times. In the settled conditions, risk of frost and fog by night are possible. Widely mild at first but through next week temperatures return closer to normal, perhaps a little below at times.”

It further stated that “overnight frost becoming more prevalent” during November 29 and December 13.

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