UK snow latest: Another 48 HOURS of heavy snow to come with 20cm blanket across parts of Britain - weather warnings in place

An image of snow falling

An image of snow falling

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 03/12/2023

- 10:48

Yellow snow and ice warnings have been issued for today and tomorrow

Snow has been forecast to blanket Britain for another 48 hours as 20 centimetres could build up in places.

Mercury will continue to drop below freezing, with WXCHARTS forecasting -6C in Scotland tonight.

Wintery conditions look likely to remain for a bit longer just hours after snow caused chaos at Glasgow Airport.

Weather website Netweather said: “It doesn’t end tonight. Once the overnight rain, sleet and snow clears east, further showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy, look to spread northeast across Wales, Midlands and northern England Sunday morning, turning to snow as moves into colder air hanging on towards the north, chiefly over the hills, but perhaps to lower elevations of north Wales and northern England for a time.

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“Then during the evening and overnight into Monday, a deepening low pressure system over the Atlantic looks to move northeast in across SW England by midnight, before moving east across southern England during Monday.

“This low will spread outbreaks of heavy rain north and east across England and Wales during Monday, reaching southern Scotland in the evening, the rain turning readily to snow across the hills of Wales and northern England, but also perhaps to lower levels too here.

“The snow could be quite heavy, especially over higher ground, leading to some significant accumulations.

“Parts of Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, N Midlands and Peak District may see 10-20cm by the end of Monday.”

Snow depth on Monday

Snow depth on Monday


However, Britons will also need to contend with snow and ice today.

Yellow snow and ice warnings have been issued across England, Scotland and Wales.

The alerts have been put in place to cover much of Britain today and will remain in place until tomorrow.

Snow is already causing problems in places, with power issues emerging in northern England.

Minimum temperatures latest today

Minimum temperatures latest today


Over 2,500 people are without electricity in Cumbria after power cuts followed heavy snow in the county.

Electricity North West’s list of live power cuts at 10am showed that 2,508 customers were affected across Cumbria, including 256 in Lowick, South Lakeland.

The electricity operator has estimated that power will be restored at 10pm on Sunday.

In a post on social media, Electricity North West said: “Access is difficult and our teams are using 4x4s to try to reach sections of the damaged network.”

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