UK Forecast To Get Snow And Sub-Zero Temperatures Next Week

If you were thinking 2019 was going to bring nicer weather conditions in the UK compared to last year, think again.

The 'Beast from the East' hit us hard in 2018 and it looks as though while it won't repeat itself next week, we'll still be getting a battering. According to The Sun, parts of Britain will experience up to 5cm of snow, particularly North Wales and Scotland, and up to 1cm will fall in the Midlands.

Met Office spokesperson Dean Hall has told the newspaper: "It's looking like from January 19 until the beginning of February the weather will be fairly unchangeable and unsettled, with rain and strong winds.

"Snow is expected in higher grounds and towards lower ground up north.

"The temperature is a on a downward trend towards some very cold weather towards the end of the month, bringing an enhanced chance of snow and frost."

Parts of the UK could get up to 5cm of snow by next week. Credit: PA
Parts of the UK could get up to 5cm of snow by next week. Credit: PA

Other areas that could be hit with a white dusting include Cornwall, Devon, northwest Northern Ireland and East Anglia. Look, a sprinkling of the white stuff (not that white stuff) is always fun when it's Christmas time but you've missed your window Mother Nature.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden added to the Mirror: "January is looking like a colder than average month overall, and we could see some of the lowest temperatures of winter so far during the next three weeks or so."

Ugh.

Anyone who remembers that dreaded storm last year will remember people not being able to get to work, roads shut down and communities cut off for days and even weeks in some areas.

All that chaos was estimated to cause a whopping £1billion in lost economic output per day. Incredible what a storm can do.

Thankfully it doesn't seem like this upcoming storm will replicate that...this time.

Let's hope the sprinkling of snow isn't too bad. Credit: PA
Let's hope the sprinkling of snow isn't too bad. Credit: PA

James Madden continues: "There is also going to be a risk of widespread snowfall through the month, this is something we are keeping our eyes on.

"While February may be slightly less cold temperatures are expected to remain largely below-average and there will be an ongoing risk of snowfall through the run up to spring."

All the way up to spring? You've got to be joking. Here we were thinking we'd be getting Spanish temperatures by March. Oh well, a boy can dream.

As always, if there is a bit of snow on the road it can cause some hazardous conditions so make sure you're careful when you get behind the wheel.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Stewart Perrie

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