UK snow forecast: Exact date flurry expected to hit Britain as -3C chill strikes- New maps

According to latest weather maps, the entire country is set to experience blisteringly cold weather by October 21 as the country turns blue. Temperatures in Scotland will fall to -3C by Friday, October 22, as the winter weather arrives.

Snowfall of up to 1.5cm is predicted to blanket the Scottish Highlands, with the North of England also potentially receiving some flurries with a Netweather chart showing a 30-40 percent snow risk forecast.

Elsewhere in the UK, the North of England will see temperatures drop to zero degrees by 3am on October 23.

According to latest Netweather.tv charts, temperatures in the south of England will remain around 3C, with London likely to see milder weather.

The freezing weather will only be short-lived as the temperatures are predicted to rise to around 10C in Wales and 12C in Northern Ireland.

The north of England will remain colder than the rest of the country, with temperatures reaching around 9C to 11C.

London and the south east will also see colder temperatures of around 9C and 10C by October 24.

After a brief period of warmer weather, the country will be plunged back into blue by October 30 as temperatures drop to below zero.

As well as cold temperatures, towards the end of October, the weather will turn wetter and wetter.

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The Met Office said: “There will be showers and longer spells of rain, with the greatest chance of gales in the north and northwest.

“There will still be some sunshine between the showers, and the best of any drier interludes will be in the southeast.”

The Met Office’s long-range forecast predicted the “changeable conditions” are likely to continue during late October.

They continued: “Confidence becomes very low into the start of November where widely settled periods could develop periodically with an increased risk of frost and fog, although unsettled periods are still possible.

“Temperatures in November are likely to remain a little above average overall but with an increased likelihood of some colder spells.”

Brian Gaze, director and forecaster for The Weather Outlook, warned there may be some “nighttime frosts” towards the end of October and the start of November.

He said: ”Towards the end of the month, some computer models are indicating that high pressure will become centred to the north or west of the UK.

“If that happens there would be a growing likelihood of colder weather leading to a risk of nighttime frosts becoming quite widespread.

“There could be sleet or snow showers over high ground in the northern half of the UK.”