UK long-range forecast: Ferocious Arctic cold snap to blast Britain with 72 ...

BRITAIN is bracing for a ferocious cold snap with snow expected to hit during a "colder than average" period, according to the latest long-range forecasts.

PUBLISHED: 16:04, Thu, Nov 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:04, Thu, Nov 12, 2020

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Arctic air from the north is expected to plunge southwards towards the end of November and could bring wintry weather to the UK. WxCHARTS' snow depth forecast shows higher ground in Scotland could have a layer of snow settle over a two to three day period from Thursday, November 19 and Saturday, November 21. The snow probability models also show a 30 to 40 percent chance of snow for much of the following week, across northern parts of the country, as the charts turn blue on these days.

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Temperatures are also expected to plunge to freezing lows of 0C in central and western Scotland during this period in November, forecasts suggest.

Northern parts of England including Newcastle and Liverpool may see temperatures fall to single figures of 3C.

And southern regions including London and Surrey could also shiver with chilly lows of 4C.

BBC Weather's long-range forecast between Monday, November 23 and Sunday, December 6, predicted wintry shows in the north and west.

UK long-range forecast: November will be hit with bitterly cold airUK long-range forecast: November will be hit with bitterly cold air (Image: WXCHARTS)

The forecast said: "Although it will often be quite mild, the low pressure track will occasionally dip southwards over central Europe towards the Alps and .

"This will pull in winds from the north or northwest into the UK, leading to colder snaps, with night frosts and squally wintry showers.

"The greatest likelihood of snowfall will be over the hills in the north and west, especially in Scotland.

"A couple of these short cold snaps might be expected to occur during the course of this two week period.

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UK long-range forecast: Temperatures are expected to plunge to 0CUK long-range forecast: Temperatures are expected to plunge to 0C (Image: WXCHARTS)

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