Weather in the UK: Snow is falling for four days, with a new cold of -5C on the way

Four days more snow is set to hit the UK this week with strong winds and freezing temperatures on the way.

The recent cold snap comes just days after Storm Arwen took three lives, wreaking havoc across the country with snow, rain and wind at 100 km / h.

Estimates say about a million homes and businesses were damaged in the storm, which was the first named to hit this year.

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Weather maps indicate that temperatures are set to plunge again with the risk of snow on higher terrain in the north on Wednesday evening (December 1).

Elsewhere, heavy rain could hit along with thunder and hail.

A cyclist is trying to cycle through snow in Bristol in 2019
A cyclist is trying to cycle through snow in Bristol in 2019

Met Office’s Stephen Dixon said the weather will “get colder” from Wednesday due to a northerly wind, reports

He added: “The wind will be particularly high in exposed coastal areas in the north and northeast, with gusts of over 40 mph expected.

“The cool conditions will see some snowfall in the high terrain in the far north, and generally as sleet or rain in the low terrain.

“This theme continues into Thursday, with a streak of rain moving in from the west later in the day.”

Temperatures are expected to drop on Wednesday
Temperatures are expected to drop on Wednesday

Temperatures rose across the UK and hit double digits at the start of the week following the weekend’s freezing temperatures.

However, this will not last as another drop in temperatures will come tonight.

Spokesman Oli Claydon said: “The whole of Britain will be milder. The places that will hold on to the cold air the longest will be in the south east of Britain.

“The low temperatures return on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

“However, I do not think it will be quite as low as we have seen before.

“It will still be below zero, but more like -4C (24.8F) or -5C (23F).”

Weather maps from WXCharts suggest that 7cm of snow could hit northwest Scotland on Wednesday night.

There will likely be more snow on Thursday, with weather maps claiming there will be 4cm in central Scotland and up to 3cm between the Midlands and north-west England.

The maps show that northwestern Scotland is expected to be covered by 10cm of snow early on Friday.

Met Office five-day weather forecast

Today: The rain of the night soon clears up, after which most parts can see occasional sunshine, but also areas with clouds and windy showers, some of these powerful. Colder than Tuesday, showers becoming wintry in the north. Windy, with gusts mainly in some coastal outskirts.

Tonight: Many interior areas clearer and frost clear for a while. The northern parts of Scotland see some snowfall and ice. Light rain and snow can affect some western and then southern areas.

Thursday: Many areas see lots of cool sunshine. Snow and hail showers in northern Scotland are declining, but winter showers are bordering on the eastern coasts. Northwestern Britain sees rain and sleet later.

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