Exact dates snow will hit across Britain this winter unveiled in forecast

Brits won’t have to wait long for the first snowfall of the year as weather forecasters shared exact dates it's coming in each region.

Strong gales up to 70mph have been seen across the country after the Met Office issued urgent yellow weather warnings.

Most of Britain has yet to see snow but it’s coming sooner than you might think, the Stoke Sentinel reports .

Weather site MetCheck has revealed figures which show exactly when you should batten down the hatches and prepare for a heavy covering of the white stuff.

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Based on 100 years of weather data, many locations are forecast to see flurries this very month.

For London there is a chance of snow on January 13, 18 and 22, with heavy snow most likely on February 25.

In Gloucestershire the likelihood of snow will build through this month, with January 24 the most likely date.

In Somerset the data shows that January 20 is the most likely date for snow.

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For Hull there is a likelihood of snow on January 30, February 20 and February 21, but the most likely next date for heavy snow is February 25.

In and around Grimsby the most likely days for snow this year will be January 22 and January 28.

In Lincolnshire snow is most likely to fall on January 17, 22 and 28 and in Derbyshire any day from January 15 to 26 – with January 19 the most likely.

Snow is most likely in Kent on February 25, Leicestershire on January 22 – with any day between January 14 and 15 showing a strong chance – and in Nottinghamshire between January 14 and 28 – with January 22 most likely.

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The most likely date in Staffordshire is February 25.

In North Wales heavy snow is most likely between February 3 and February 15, with February 9 most likely of all.

In the rest of Wales dates between January 17 and 20 are most likely to see snow – with January 20 topping the list.

Cambridgeshire could see snow any time from January 17 to 30 and the most likely day for heavy snow is January 22.

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January 14 to 25 usually sees snow in Leeds and the heaviest snow is most likely to fall on January 20.

In Cheshire the heaviest snow is likely to fall on or around January 31 – with dates from January 28 to February 7 most often seeing heavy snow.

Surrey will have to wait a little longer with the chances of heavy snow rising from the end of the month and peaking on February 25.

Berkshire is likely to be snow free for most of January with the risk of heavy snow rising on January 31, lasting until February 15 and hitting its highest risk on February 8.

Lancashire could see heavy snow from January 13 with the most likely date January 19.

And Belfast is most likely to see heavy snow on February 25.

More immediately, there is no sign of snow for the next week with rain and winds coming.

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Tomorrow the Met Office has once again issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds.

"Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely," the warning states.

"Some short term loss of power and other services is possible."

Brighter, colder weather is expected on Friday and as the weekend approaches there will also be a risk of thunder and gales in the north.

Long-range forecasts into next week indicate there will be further spells of rain, sometimes heavy, and strong winds across the northwest, while the southeast will be more settled.

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