EXACT time snow will hit Britain as Met Office issues warning amid bone-chilling -3C Arctic blast

FORECASTERS have revealed the exact date snow will fall THIS WEEK – as temperatures drop to freezing overnight.

In the early hours of this morning, it’ll be as cold as -3C in parts – with snow on the way.

The latest storm will bring the white stuff with it, as snow is set to fall in parts of Cumbria as early as Friday.

Later in the day, flurries will be seen just south of Manchester according to WXCharts weather maps.

Meanwhile Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Scotland from midnight until 11am on Friday.

WXCharts predicts some heavy snow north of the border too, with flurries from 6pm. The chill will creep south throughout the night.

More of the white stuff is expected in Carlisle, parts of Wales and the Midlands by 6am, and there could be flurries just south of Manchester at 6pm.

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts

  • Keeping the house warm WITHOUT turning on the heating

    There’s plenty of ways to keep the heat in at home that are more cost effective – and some tricks mean you don’t even need to turn the heating on.

    • Block draughts around doors and windows as well as letterbox and keyholes to keep the chill at bay
    • You can also upgrade your windows to keep the heat in – double, or even triple-glazing is a brilliant
    • If you have an open, decorative fireplace, a lot of heat will be escaping up the chimney – buying a chimney balloon to plug the passage of air escaping
    • A super easy way to keep warm at home is to simply wear warmer clothes.

    Read more tips here.

  • Today’s weather forecast

    Early outbreaks of rain will clear from south-east England.

    It will then be bright during the day with periods of sunshine and some patchy cloud cover around.

    There is a chance of showers developing, mostly across northern Britain and there is a risk that some of these could be wintry in nature.

  • Top tip: Keep an emergency winter kit in your car

    No driver plans to break down but it happens and often at the most inconvenient times.

    It’s best to keep an emergency kit in the car just in case, especially if it’s dark out and temperatures have plummeted.

    It’s also worth keeping de-icer in the pack so you have some ready for those frosty mornings.

    Hugo said: “A torch, a first-aid kit and some emergency food and drink may also come in handy, while keeping de-icer and a decent scraper in the car will make frosty morning starts less wearisome.”

  • Snow as early as Friday

    Storm Corrie is barrelling into Britain just hours after the mighty gusts of Storm Malik killed three people over the weekend.

    And the latest storm will bring the white stuff with it, as snow is set to fall in parts of Cumbria as early as Friday.

    As the day goes on, areas just south of Manchester will see flurries too, WXCharts weather maps predict.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told the Express: “During next week, it looks like high pressure is 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.”

  • Met Office forecast for Friday until Sunday

    The Met Office forecast for Friday until Sunday reads: “Friday cold with sunny spells and blustery showers, wintry in the north.

    “Milder at the weekend, with periods of rain particularly across the northwest. Still some brightness for eastern areas.”

    It comes as the UK recovers from storms Malik and Corrie, as gusts of winds reached 92mph last weekend.

    The storms left around 7,000 homes in northern England and 9,000 in Scotland without power as Gale force winds killed three people over the weekend.

  • Big freeze this week

    BRITS are in for a bone-chilling freeze this week with temperatures set to plummet below zero.

    The mercury is predicted to dip as low as -3C on Friday with snow forecast from today.

    The blistering cold temperatures, which are set to last until Sunday, are set to be coldest in Scotland – although things could drop well be below zero across parts of northern England.

    According to maps by WXCharts, Scots could see 5cm of snow, along with flurries of the white stuff in northern England.

    And the Arctic temperatures are expected to last until Sunday, as the cold spell moves in from the north west.

  • UK weather outlook for Saturday and Sunday

    Saturday will bring thick cloud and outbreaks of rain across northern Britain. Mostly dry but cloudy further south with some brighter spells developing.

    On Sunday, rain across northern areas will spread southwards and will be locally heavy. Rain will clear to wintry showers across Scotland later.

  • Cardiff forecast for Friday to Sunday

    Some heavy rain and gusty winds on Thursday night. Colder on Friday with sunshine and blustery wintry showers.

    Mostly dry on Saturday but possibly wetter on Sunday. Windy at times.

  • Long range forecast for February 6th – 15th

    Most places fairly cloudy on Sunday, and outbreaks of rain will move southeast through the day, with colder conditions to the north, and milder conditions to the south.

    Through the rest of the period high pressure remains to the southwest of the UK and is expected to push low pressure systems towards the north of the country.

    This will lead to an unsettled picture for much of the UK with heavy rain, stronger winds and a risk of wintry precipitation in the north while the south is expected to remain largely dry.

    It will be milder for many especially in the south of the country while brief colder incursions from the north are possible throughout the period.

  • Manchester’s Friday to Sunday outlook

    Some heavy rain and gusty winds on Thursday night. Colder on Friday with sunshine and blustery wintry showers.

    Mostly dry on Saturday but possibly wetter on Sunday. Windy at times.

  • Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for ice

    The Met Office has issued a weather warning for ice in northern Ireland and Scotland as temperatures dip overnight.

    The agency tweeted: “Ice warnings have been issued for Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland through Friday morning

    “Take care when travelling and stay Weather Aware.”

  • Wet and breezy start to Friday with risk of icy patches

    It’s going to be quite a system shock in the morning, after days of mild weather this week.

    The Met Office says things will become considerably more winter-like overnight and into mid morning.

    It tweeted: “A wet and breezy start to Friday in the south as a band of rain gradually clears away.

    “Blustery and sometimes wintry showers follow behind from the northwest, bringing the risk of some #icy patches.”

  • How can winter weather damage your health?

    The Met Office says: “Cold temperatures have an impact on our health, but there are other risks in winter including physical injuries from slips, trips and falls.

    “As we get older it becomes harder for our bodies to detect how cold we are, and it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for our health.

    “For older people in particular, the longer the exposure to the cold, the more risk of heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, depression, worsening arthritis and increased accidents at home (associated with loss of strength and dexterity in the hands).”

  • Further details on Friday’s ice warnings

    Northwesterly winds bringing cold, showery conditions, leading to icy patches overnight and into Friday morning.

    This is most likely on untreated surfaces, but in some places grit or salt may be washed off by heavy showers.

    Showers will be wintry at times even to low levels, with a few cm of snow possible on some of the the highest routes, and smaller amounts down to around 100-150 metres elevation.

  • What to expect from Friday’s weather warning

    Icy patches are likely especially on untreated surfaces, leading to tricky travel conditions in places.

    You can expect:

    • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
    • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • Typical winter weather ‘now in store’ says expert

    The Met Office’s chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “We have some fairly typical winter weather in store.

    After the recent mild spell, we are going to see a cold interlude.

    “It will not last long, and by the weekend, milder air is once again starting to return from the west.

    “It’s not unusual for us to see snow in February, and there are no signals currently for anything out of the ordinary.”

  • Brits set to freeze in bone-chilling Arctic Blast

    DANGEROUS ice will form and snow will fall as temperatures tumble by a whopping 16C tonight.

    After an unusually balmy week, with the mercury hovering at around 12C in some places, a freezing Arctic blast will cross the country.

    n the early hours of tomorrow morning, it’ll be as cold as -3C in parts – with snow on the way.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Scotland from midnight until 11am on Friday.

    Forecaster WXCharts predicts some heavy snow north of the border too, with flurries from 6pm.

    The chill will creep south throughout the night.

    More of the white stuff is expected in Carlisle, parts of Wales and the Midlands by 6am, and there could be flurries just south of Manchester at 6pm.

  • Short weather summary for tomorrow

    The Met Office has published a brief weather summary of tomorrow’s weather.

    The short outlook reads “Feeling markedly colder, with strong winds driving a mix of sunshine and wintry showers.

    “Some snow accumulations on northern hills but few showers reaching parts of the east and south”.

  • Long range forecast for February 6 – 15

    Most places fairly cloudy on Sunday, and outbreaks of rain will move southeast through the day, with colder conditions to the north, and milder conditions to the south.

    Through the rest of the period high pressure remains to the southwest of the UK and is expected to push low pressure systems towards the north of the country.

    This will lead to an unsettled picture for much of the UK with heavy rain, stronger winds and a risk of wintry precipitation in the north while the south is expected to remain largely dry.

    It will be milder for many especially in the south of the country while brief colder incursions from the north are possible throughout the period.

  • Snow as early as Friday

    Storm Corrie is barrelling into Britain just hours after the mighty gusts of Storm Malik killed three people over the weekend.

    And the latest storm will bring the white stuff with it, as snow is set to fall in parts of Cumbria as early as Friday.

    As the day goes on, areas just south of Manchester will see flurries too, WXCharts weather maps predict.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told the Express: “During next week, it looks like high pressure is 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.”

  • Yellow weather warning for ice

    Northwesterly winds bringing cold, showery conditions, leading to icy patches overnight and into Friday morning.

    This is most likely on untreated surfaces, but in some places grit or salt may be washed off by heavy showers.

    Showers will be wintry at times even to low levels, with a few cm of snow possible on some of the the highest routes, and smaller amounts down to around 100-150 metres elevation.

  • Cardiff forecast for Saturday to Monday

    Saturday, breezy and cold, but turning cloudier, milder and windier with rain later.

    Another windy day, Sunday, with rain turning or showers. Mild and cloudy on Monday with some drizzle.

  • Manchester forecast for Saturday to Monday

    Saturday, breezy and cold, but turning cloudier, milder and windier with rain later.

    Another windy day, Sunday, with rain turning to showers. Frosty start turning cloudy some drizzle on Monday.

  • Weather summary for this evening and tonight:

    Band of heavy rain and gusty moves southwards, reaching all but East Anglia and southeast England by Friday morning.

    Some snow possible on rearward edge of this.

    Clearer skies with wintry showers and ice risk following. Windy

  • Cold front ‘marching’ towards UK

    The Met Office has confirmed “wintry showers” are on the way as parts of the UK prepare for predicted snowfall.

    The Met Office claim a cold front is “marching” towards the UK.

    Speaking to The Mirror, Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir, said: “We could see some patchy rain and drizzle but notice this cold front marching its way towards the UK,.

    “So through Thursday afternoon and evening time a couple of hours of heavy rain and stronger winds as it sinks down towards the south east.”

    She added: “As the air turns colder the winds pick up and we will see some wintry showers particularly towards the north as well as the west.”

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