UK cold weather: Scandinavian snow bomb to bring sub-zero chill for ENTIRE WEEK

Snow in Glastonbury Tor

Snow struck the country earlier this year

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 27/11/2023

- 07:10

Updated: 27/11/2023

- 07:54

Hill snow is expected in Scotland and Wales

A cold snap is expected to hit the UK this week, bringing sub-zero temperatures across the country.

The Met Office said there may be hill snow on Thursday in Scotland and Wales.

However, there is a chance that southern England could be hit too.

Sub-zero night-time temperatures have already been recorded with a Scandinavian weather system predicted to drive the mercury to minus 8C.

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So far this week, the coldest temperature recorded was minus 7.7C in Shap, Cumbria, early on Saturday.

On Friday and Saturday, the temperature in northern and eastern parts of the UK fell below sub-zero.

Now, forecasters said there was unlikely to be much respite from the bad weather over the next week.

Forecasters said an area of low pressure moving in from the southwest on Thursday could meet colder air coming from the North.


Snow is expected in the UK


A Met Office forecaster said: “It will stay cold, with frost overnight and brighter skies on Tuesday and Wednesday before rain and some hill snow are likely to spread across parts of England and Wales during Thursday.

“This could be heavy and prolonged in places.

“Further north has wintry showers on Thursday and Friday.

“Over the weekend and into next week, cold conditions and northerly winds are expected, with showers bringing rain, sleet and snow, most frequent on coasts in the north and east.”

Snow on the Scottish Highlands

Snow is set to hit the hills of the UK


The meeting of colder air and low pressure is set to create rain across southern England and Wales that could turn to snow over higher ground.

It comes as researchers say more extreme weather in recent years has meant families are paying more for their food compared to two years ago.

Farmers have said recent flooding in the UK left crops rotting underwater.

Over in Europe however, extreme heat and drought in Spain have damaged olive harvests and pushed up the price of olive oil by about 50 per cent.

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