Very Cold next week with High Risk of SNOW

A switch to much colder temperatures, and with it a risk of significant snow is due for some next week. Before we get there, the weather is off on a fairly quiet benign note over the coming few days, a good deal of cloud and cool temps. Winds will increase into Monday with showers or longer spells of rain. Showers will turn increasingly to snow at first across Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday night, significant accumulations are likely above 1,000ft (300m) with a mix of rain, sleet and snow below that level. However into Tuesday, showers will fall as snow to increasingly low levels, with places even further south running into the risk of seeing some outbreaks of snow. UK Snow Alert:

As the forecast period is still 5 days away, changes and alterations are likely. As a rough guide, the places most likely to see disruption from snow is northern England, much of Ireland, Scotland and western parts of England. It will be bitterly cold by Tuesday with temperatures struggling to reach 0°C in the North, just 2-4°C further south. Later on in the week as even colder air pushes in, some outbreaks of sleet and snow are possible for central and southern places however