cold snap next week
A COLD snap could see snow return as soon as next week.
“Winter showers” will begin Tuesday with cool temperatures and freezing fog with the possibility of a splash of white.
The January 24 chart shows a 50 to 60 percent chance of snow in the Scottish Highlands, while the north of England has a 25 percent chance.
The mercury will also drop significantly to zero in the southeast, -1C in the Midlands and -2C in some parts of Wales.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast for the end of the month through February said: “This period is likely to see a gradual transition to more volatile conditions.
“Heavy rainfall is likely to occur over the north-west, especially in the later period, while dry-to-average conditions are likely to prevail over the south-east, especially in the early period.
“There is a possibility of strong winds, mainly from the north.
“The overall temperature is likely to remain slightly above average. However, some cold intervals are still expected, creating the risk of occasional snowfall, most likely in the northern foothills.”
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