Arctic blast plunges UK into cold snap as first snow and sleet falls

UK weather: Met Office forecasts cold and breezy conditions

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Commuters may face longer travel times as roads and railways are set to be impacted by a snow warning put in place. Scotland is expected to freeze in sub-zero temperatures as the Met Office warned that up to 5cm of snow could blanket northern areas this evening. By Tuesday evening, Inverness and nearby areas could be covered in 19cm of the white stuff, according to weather maps supplied by WXCharts.

The warning is in place from 6pm until midnight today, with a snow and ice warning covering all of the begining of the week as well.

The weather warnings come after a weather phenomenon, sudden stratospheric warming (SSW), took place last month and was closely monitored by forecasters as it played a large part in 2018’s Beast from the East.


Weather maps reveal Arctic blast next week

According to weather maps, a massive Arctic freeze will grip the UK in the second half of March, slashing any hopes of a start of spring.

Up to 41cm of snow could coat the Pennines on March 15, while areas in Ireland could witness up to 19cm.

Meanwhile, the same day, Scotland is expected to only see up to 25cm of snow in areas.

Met Office Yellow Warnings issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow snow warning covering a large part of Scotland.

The meteorological office’s warning, which is in place from 6pm until midnight tonight, predicts travel chaos.

Monday and Tuesday are also covered with snow and ice warnings.

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