UK snow warning: 20 INCHES of snow to hit as map shows deep freeze to last until MARCH

Many across the UK were battered by a deluge of rain from Storm Dennis last weekend and now, forecasters are warning of cold weather. According to forecasters WX Charts, temperatures in the UK could hit as low as -6C (21.2F) next week.

Graphs for February 28 from WX Charts also show snowfall could reach a high of 50cm (19.6 inches) in Scotland.

With heavy snow expected in February towards the end of the month, other parts of the UK will be hit as March arrives.

On March 1, snow is expected to fall further south in parts of England and Wales.

WX Charts shows show expected as far south as Hertfordshire and Essex on March 1.

Snow is also expected across Wales and the north-west of England.

And on March 3, heavy snow is expected across other parts of England, with several centimetres expected in East Anglia.

Commenting on the weather next week, the Met Office also warned of potential snow over northern hills.

They said: “Hail and thunder are also possible in the showery interludes with snow at times over northern hills.

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“Some brief quieter, colder spells are also possible later in the period, with the best of the dry weather away from the far northwest.

“These periods may also bring some overnight frost and patchy fog in places.”

Although the poor conditions from Storm Dennis will be replaced by a band of mild weather, a cold weather front will arrive in the UK on Tuesday 25.

According to WX Charts temperatures could fall by as much as 7C (44.6F) in 24 hours on Tuesday morning.

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Throughout the rest of the week, highs will struggle to break above 8C (46.4F).

In tandem with the predicted weather from WX Charts, fellow forecast Netweather has reported temperatures of 5C (41F) on Thursday 26 before the arrival of potential snow.

The news of the cold snap to hit the country next week, multiple areas across the country are recovering from record levels of flooding from Storm Dennis.

Ten severe flood warnings, which indicate a threat to life, were in place this morning across the UK.

Environmental Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dave Throup said: “I’ve seen things today I would not have believed.

“Large parts of my home town and village are underwater tonight.

“This is not normal flooding, we are in uncharted territory.”

Commenting on the weather this today, Met Office meteorologist, Aidan McGivern warned of “strong and gusty wind” to persist for many.

Mr McGivern also warned of “strong gusty winds” arriving on Tuesday evening, which could hit speeds of 50mph.

Starting the day on Wednesday, many areas will struggle to reach temperatures above freezing.

Across the country many could see levels as low as 3C (37.4F) across the country as well as “frost” in the morning.

Following the cold start, a heavy band of rain will arrive late morning on Wednesday and will stay for much of the day.

On Thursday, the rain will continue across most of the country, while “wintry showers could be possible across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland”.

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