Widespread flooding and heavy rain triggered by the destructive Storm Christoph is set to be taken over by a deep freeze, with up to 19 inches (48cm) of snow and temperatures plummeting to lows of -10C. The Met Office has also issued four snow and ice warnings for the next 48 hours across more than 600 miles of the UK. The latest weather model shows widespread snow showers will cover large areas of the UK – from the far South East of England to the Scottish Highlands on Sunday evening.
Weather maps produced by WXcharts shows vast areas of the UK turning white, including the far south east corner of England, western England, the Midlands, Wales, the North and the whole of Scotland.
Overnight on Sunday, up to 19 inches (48cm) of snow is forecast in central areas of Scotland.
Wales is expected to see four inches (11cm), the North three inches (7cm) and just under an inch (2cm) in the South East.
An area of low pressure is set to begin moving across the UK from this evening with snow showers largely concentrated on north western parts of Scotland with up to 15 inches (39cm) expected.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
UK snow map: Heavy snow showers are forecast this weekend (Image: WXCHARTS)
UK snow map: Up to 48cm of snow is expected in central Scotland (Image: WXCHARTS)
Wintry showers will continue to move in a south westerly direction going into Saturday evening, with isolated wintry spells in South Wales, the Midlands and the North, before the dusting of snow becomes more widespread 24 hours later.
Cold-air pushing in from the Atlantic will see temperatures plunged to freezing and below across the entire country.
Mercury is forecast to fall to -7C in Scotland, -3C in the North and -1C in Wales and the South.
The low pressure system will see temperatures spiral further going into Sunday evening, as WXcharts turn ice blue.
UK snow map: Bitterly cold winds will descend across the UK (Image: WXCHARTS)
UK snow map: The Met Office has issued a snow and ice warning (Image: MET OFFICE)