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UK weather: Met Office issue warning for further snow

Low pressure is predicted to push easterly winds into the UK during the first part of February, bringing snow and sharp winds with them. Eastern Scotland is expected to be blasted with 18 inches (46cm) on the first day of next month, the latest snow depth models from WXCHARTS show. The charts show the east of the country turning purple to signify deep snow, which could deepen by Monday, February 8, as 23 inches (59cm) could settle on the same region.

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Northumberland and Lancaster is forecast to see 6 inches (17cm) of snow on Wednesday, February 10.

Temperatures in Scotland could also plunge to a bitterly cold -9C on Saturday, February 6.

February is predicted to also start on a chilly note for the north west with -3C hitting the Lake District.

Other northern areas including Liverpool and the Yorkshire Dales could be struck with a fierce subzero -6C on Tuesday, February 9.

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UK snow forecast: A new Beast from East could drop 18 inches of snowUK snow forecast: A new Beast from East could drop 18 inches of snow (Image: WXCHARTS)

South eastern regions are likely to average 0C most days during the first week of February.

Gavin Partridge from GavsWeatherVids issued a warning of easterly winds smashing into the UK from the Arctic region on February 4.

He said: "High pressure is building between Iceland and Norway and we start to pull in a very cold easterly wind.

"This is actually unleashing the beast with bitterly cold air moving in from the east.

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UK snow forecast: Scotland could see 18 inches of snowUK snow forecast: Scotland could see 18 inches of snow (Image: WXCHARTS)

"With that bitterly cold air, there will be a risk of snow, particularly for eastern parts of the country."

Mr Partridge added there could be a "big snow event" towards more southern parts of the UK on February 9, potentially causing brutal blizzards.

He said: "Low pressure is having a go at moving into that cold air, with a big snow event around February 9, particularly focused on England and Wales.

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