PUBLISHED: 19:31, Mon, Jan 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 19:32, Mon, Jan 11, 2021
The UK is set to become trapped in the middle of a bitter freeze as Arctic air sends temperatures spiralling to double-digits below freezing. An area of low pressure will descend across the UK from tonight with snow showers in Scotland and northwestern parts of England – but the bitterly cold wintry conditions will persist in large parts of Britain until at least January 27.
The latest forecast shows the whole of the UK will experience the worst of the conditions and be engulfed by heavy snow showers and below-freezing temperatures on January 23.
Weather maps produced by WXCharts show the whole of the UK turning white as a blanket of snow covers the entire country.
The wintry conditions are expected to move in an easterly direction overnight before up to 27 inches (71cm) of snow settles on the ground in Scotland, 6 inches (17cm) in the north and the Midlands, one inch in Wales and in the South.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The widespread snow showers will bring one of the coldest nights of the year with temperatures set to drop to -9C in Scotland, -5C in Wales, -4C the north of England and -3C in the south.
UK snow forecast: Britain is set for 16 days on wintery conditions (Image: WXCHARTS )
UK snow forecast: Up to 81cm of snow is expected in Scotland (Image: WXCHARTS)
The bone-chilling cold snap will persist across the entire country for at least the next 48-72 hours.
On January 24, the widespread wintery conditions will be felt most in central areas of Scotland where up to 30 inches (77cm) of snow is expected, north west England could see up to 6 inches (17cm) and up to 5 inches in central parts of England, according to WXCharts.
Temperatures will continue to plummet even further with lows of -8C in Scotland, -7C in London and -6C in Wales.
Heavy snow showers are forecast to persist before clearing northwards by January 26 – where a deep area of snow will be concentrated on Scotland with up to 31 inches (81cm) falling a day later.
UK snow forecast: Wintery showers will engulf the UK on January 23 (Image: WXCHARTS)
UK snow forecast: Temperatures will plummet below freezing (Image: WXCHARTS)
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