Freezing air is predicted to sweep over the UK from a north-westerly direction at the end of November, the latest weather models suggest. The latest snow probability maps from WXCHARTS show a 10-30 percent chance of snow falling as far south as Birmingham, as the charts turn blue. But higher up in Scotland, the charts turn a shade of purple, suggesting there is a 50 percent of snow hitting at the end of next week.
Brian Gaze at Weather Outlook expected low pressure to sweep further down the UK away from Scotland on Friday, November 27, potentially bringing snow with it.
He said: “GFS 6z again shows lower pressure areas tracking a little further south with higher heights to the north of the UK.
“It is worth keeping an eye on and could produce a ‘surprise’ snow event, especially in the northern half of the UK.”
Temperatures are also forecast to plummet to sub-zero temperatures of -1C on Wednesday in Aberdeen.
UK snow forecast: Britain will be blasted by wintry conditions (Image: WXCHARTS)
There could also be lows of 0C in central Scotland next Friday, according to WXCHARTS.
Southern regions including London and Surrey will not escape the chill as these areas could see lows of 2C next week.
The BBC’s long-range forecast between Monday, November 23 and Sunday, November 29, warned of a cold snap being expected to hit northern and eastern parts of the UK.
The forecast said: “A low pressure track near or overhead the UK is very likely during the final week of November, so we can all expect some more rain coupled with blustery winds.
UK snow forecast: Wintry conditions could blast Britain next week (Image: WEATHER OUTLOOK)
“The fine detail for this particular week has been tricky to pin down over the last few days, with forecast computer models showing a lot of variability in where they expect the focus of the low pressure track to be.
“The most likely outcome is that high pressure will be quite extensive over the near continent, more than we predicted in the previous update.
“This high pressure influence will help to steer the jet stream and its associated Atlantic low pressure areas just to the north and west of the UK on many days, with winds often blowing in from a mild south-westerly direction.