BBC Weather forecasts ‘heavy rain’ across parts of UK
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According to forecasts, bone-chilling temperatures are expected to hit the country next Tuesday. Due to these cold conditions, snow is expected for parts of Northern England and Scotland on Wednesday morning. Graphs from WXCharts show snow levels may even reach 15cm in areas such as Oban, Tyndrum and Aberfeldy in Scotland.
Such is the heavy band of snow, parts of northern England will see up to 9cm (3.5 inches) of snow in the early hours of December 8.
While parts of the south will not experience any wintry showers, temperatures will remain cold.
London will reach a high of 6C (42.8F) on Wednesday morning while the Midlands will range between 4-5C (39F).
Leeds and Manchester will see the mercury range between 1-3C while the southwest of England will see the highest temperatures with up to 7C (44F).
The Met Office has also predicted a cold weather pattern hitting the country for the period between December 7 to 16.
They said: “Tuesday is likely to be a rather cold, unsettled and windy day with showers and longer periods of rain, these heavy at times with possible snow over high ground.
“For the rest of this period, unsettled conditions are likely to continue with spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed by interludes of sunshine and showers.
“More prolonged spells of rain are possible, heavy at times with snow over high ground and potentially reaching lower levels at times.
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“Initially these are likely across the south and west, although the greatest risk probably transfers north through the period, which could then see rain turning wintry at times.
“Generally cold, with milder interludes briefly in the south.
“Generally windy with a risk of coastal gales.
“Overnight frost and icy patches are likely throughout.”
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This weekend forecasters are predicting further cold conditions across the UK.
The Met Office has also predicted showers will hit the north and northwest of England.
Such is the heavy band of rain, there is the chance of thunderstorms in the region.
They said between Saturday and Tuesday: “A mixture of sunny spells and showers, the showers heaviest and most frequent in the north and west with some hail and thunder.
“Feeling cold in strong and gusty winds.
“It will be cold and frosty for western areas early Sunday.
“Showers elsewhere, with snow over high ground.
“Organised band of rain clears east Monday, preceded by snow.
“Wet and increasingly windy Tuesday.”
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