UK weather forecast: Terrifying new map shows wave of snow set to descend on Britain
By Carl Bennett
Published: 19/02/2023- 17:15
Updated: 19/02/2023- 17:16
Heavy snow looks to be on the way as the UK is braced to be hit by a freezing blast in the next two weeks.
The latest weather map shows a wave of snow is expected to hit Scotland and the north of England – even reaching into north Wales – as the country prepares for another cold weather snap.
The forecast shows Edinburgh is likely to see the most snowfall, along with northern parts of Scotland at the beginning of March.
There are also signs suggesting Manchester could see some snow.
The snowfall is expected to hit the UK on Tuesday 7 March according to the WXcharts map.
These conditions are colder than average for the time of year.
The news comes after more than one thousand homes which lost power during Storm Otto had still not been reconnected to the grid late on Saturday afternoon.
The Met Office said the storm has “well and truly cleared” but around 1,300 homes in Aberdeenshire remain without power.
The forecasting body said the storm, which left more than 60,000 homes without power, has moved onto the continent and is now affecting Scandinavia.
A yellow warning for snow and ice was in place for central parts of Scotland until 9am on Saturday but milder conditions are expected over the weekend.
Gusts of 83mph were recorded in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire, while wind speed exceeded 70mph across much of Yorkshire and Northumberland.
Trains and flights were cancelled and roads blocked by overturned lorries in northern England during the storm.
In England, Northern Powergrid said about 21,000 customers lost power, with one person still affected by 8.30am on Saturday.