UK weather forecast: Maps show where snow will fall next week in Arctic blast

An Arctic blast will send temperatures plummeting and snow falling across parts of the UK next week.

The latest weather forecast maps seen by Daily Star Online have revealed a band of the white stuff is set to sweep the nation.

The bone-chilling weather system will push into Britain next Tuesday and send temperatures spiralling downwards.

A band of rain will then fall as snow in the sub-zero temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday across Scotland and northern England.

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The likes of Liverpool and Manchester could see snow, with the wintry showers possibly pushing further south into the midlands, according to WXCharts.

The Met Office has also predicted snow for the same period, although it currently reckons the white stuff will be seen on hills.

However, it also forecasts snow to fall on lower ground at a later stage in February.

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In the Met Office’s forecast for Saturday, January 25 to Monday, February 3 it predicts: “Next week, it looks like the south will see the driest weather, whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times.

“Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible.”

In its forecast for Monday, February 3 to Monday, February 17 it adds: “Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing; with the north being more unsettled than the south.

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“The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest.

“The south is more likely to see drier, brighter conditions with light winds.

“There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the south.

“During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times.”

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