Weather maps have shown that as the cold spell continues some parts of the UK could see up to six inches of snowfall. Forecasters tracking the system, including the Met Office, have predicted much of the country will see some level of snowfall over this weekend.
England, Scotland, and Wales are all affected, according to the agency’s weather warnings. But some areas could see January-like conditions this coming week following the coldest November in 13 years.
A potential six-day blitz could push the UK’s December snowfall beyond the averages historically recorded in January, February and March. Weather maps from WXCharts show showers tipping out snow over Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3.
Those two days of snowfall will deposit between 3cm and 4cm over much of the country, but primarily the north at first, before drifting further south.
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The maps show that, following persistent snowfall over the weekend, Wales will see the most snow come Monday, December 4. Charts pinpoint high totals of 16cm (six inches) over high ground in northern Wales on the border of the Snowdonia National Park by 6am that morning.
Some parts of the Midlands and north will see similar significant totals on Monday. The Peak District National Park has been tipped to receive up to 15cm, while the Yorkshire Dales see 12cm (four inches).
Winter overview maps show the snow continuing in patchy showers until late next week on Friday, December 8.
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Six days of snowfall is significant for the time of year, according to the Met Office, nearly double what meteorologists would expect for December.
According to the Met Office, the UK sees an average of 3.9 days of snowfall every December.
The most snow usually falls in January and February, with 5.3 and 5.6 days of snowfall in total, respectively.
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