UK weather maps show days Brits will see ’11 inches of snow’ next week

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    Widespread snow looks to be coming to the UK next week as temperatures take an icy plunge.

    Weather forecasters have been warning for some time that the white stuff is set to return this month, and now advanced weather modelling maps show when, where and how much is coming.

    And it would appear most Brits can expect to see snow with a monster blizzard nearly spanning the length of the entire country on one day next week.

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    WX Charts' maps show the first snow will come on Monday (March 6), with an icy front making landfall in northern Scotland and sweeping down the UK throughout the day.

    There will also be intermittent flurries in London and Birmingham.

    Inverness, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff and Southampton are among the other cities predicted to be in the firing line.

    However, the initial flurries won't be too severe with the only snow to settle being in Scotland, where an inch or so can be expected in parts of the Highlands.

    On Tuesday (March 7) light flurries will be focused on the east coast stretching from East Anglia to Scotland.

    Thursday (March 9) will see another blizzard make landfall in northern Scotland, bringing intense flurries. Areas of white and light purple inside dark purple indicate snow falling at a rate of around two inches per hour.

    This snow front is tracked to sweep across Scotland but will avoid most of the rest of the UK, with only England's north-east expected to see flurries.

    Thursday will be the day significant accumulations of snow start to build up on the ground, with WX Charts predicting eight inches in remote parts of Scotland.

    Saturday (March 11) is expected to be snowy for millions of Brits, with a weather system moving in from the Atlantic and covering everyone from the very north of Scotland down to London.

    WX Charts predict some parts of the Scottish Highlands will see a staggering 11 inches of snow settle on the ground.

    Elsewhere, despite the intense flurries, snow isn't expected to build up in huge amounts. Major cities ought to remain clear on the ground, with only the north of England seeing around an inch settle.

    In their long range forecast for Sunday, March 5, to Tuesday, March 14, the Met Office warns of "wintry showers and snow" to come.

    It reads: "On Sunday, a mixture of sunny spells with scattered showers likely in the north and east, turning particularly wintry over northern hills and in the far northeast at times, and perhaps becoming more frequent in the north later.

    "Drier conditions with sunny spells are expected in the rest of the country, with isolated showers possible at times. Light winds are expected for most, but moderate or fresh in the east.

    "For the rest of the period, settled conditions are most likely across the country, with some wintry showers and snow the north and east at times.

    "There is an increasing chance of it turning more unsettled later with spells of rain or snow becoming more likely. Temperatures overall will be below average, but gradually trend up through the period."

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