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Exact date snow will hit the UK as Arctic Blast arrives

Exact date snow will hit the UK as Arctic Blast arrives

Snow is expected to fall on Britain

Meteorologists have detailed exactly when UK residents will be treated to snow this winter.

A picture-perfect white Christmas is often the top of many a Yuletide wishlist.

And as the temperature drops across Britain this weekend, fans of the festive season are getting their hopes up.

But can we expect shimmering snowflakes to grace our shores anytime soon?

Well, according to The Met Office, a snow day is actually on the horizon, and it's actually coming a lot earlier than you would expect.

Over the weekend, the whole country is being treated to single-figure temperatures following the evening frost yesterday (24 November)

The majority of the UK is expected to stay dry the next day while some will have the chance to bask in plenty of autumnal sunshine.

However, residents on the east coast will be subjected to patchy showers, while others may experience light winds.

Saturday evening will bring in widespread frost and the chance of rain, while the morning of Sunday will begin crisp before rain is pushed eastwards across the country.

Snow could apparently fall as early as next week.
Pexels/Simon Berger

If you’re a Scotland dweller then you’re in luck, because the country is expected to be much drier.

The rain is reportedly due to ease off on Monday (27 November), while Tuesday is expected to be much brighter.

And while there are no weather warnings in place for the coming week, The Met Office has announced that we could see snow.

The National Meteorological Service has revealed it could snow in the UK on both Wednesday, 29 November and Thursday, 30 November.

In a statement, they said: “Winds are likely to often be from the north, with a mixture of cold, quiet periods and some more showery episodes with rain, sleet and possibly hill snow.

“Any sleet and snow showers would be most likely to affect northern and eastern coastal districts.”

The Met Office revealed that this weekend's Arctic Blast began on Friday.
The Met Office

The spokesperson also added: “There remains a chance of more widespread snow spreading up from the south.”

Following the news, X users have taken to social media to express their excitement for the upcoming cold snap

One X (formerly Twitter) took to the platform and said: “It is -1°C. I love this weather. Please can it just stay like this?

“The only way it could possibly improve is if it snowed. I'd love a huge snowstorm right now.”

A second said: “I think today is perfect so far. I'm not (sic) a lover of hot weather. I'm not built for the heat.”

“UK weather will have me dreading getting ready but once I put my fit together and get cute, my mood changes lol,” wrote a third.

Featured Image Credit: Getty stock images

Topics: Weather, Science, UK News