Cold weather forecast: -6C Polar freeze and heavy snow to smash Britain in new maps

Weather: BBC forecasts windy conditions for fireworks night

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Maps from WXCharts and Netweather showed large parts of the UK to be buffeted by snow after November 16. In addition, temperatures are expected to plummet, with some areas seeing the mercury read at -6C (21.2F).

While the week ahead is expected to see Britons enjoy slightly warmer weather and dry conditions, by November 15 a cold snap is expected to freeze much of the UK.

From midday on Monday November 15, much of the country will see temperatures between 1-7C (33.8-44.6F).

Snow is also expected to fall from Monday, with the north east coast of Scotland seeing up to 1cm an hour settle on the ground.

The cold conditions are expected to last throughout the week, with Monday night seeing snow begin to fall in the north east of England.

Along the north east of Scotland, especially in Fort Williams, temperatures could bottom out at a subzero -6C (21.2F) on Thursday 18.

Parts of the UK may also receive snow for up to 48 hours between Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14.

According to snow depth maps from WXCharts, snow will fall for up to 48 hours as a new cold weather front swoops in.

The forecast predicts up to 21cm (eight inches) of snow in Northern Scotland.

The Met Office’s long-range forecasts for November 15 and November 29 hold an increased risk of “wintery showers”.

They said: “Through this period, there is an increased chance of wintry showers from the north and northwest, initially over higher ground but also a low risk at lower levels later in the month.

“While there is little sign of prolonged, widespread settled weather, conditions are likely to be less stormy and windy.

“Where there are more settled spells, frost and fog are increasingly likely, with temperatures slightly colder than average. Overall remaining drier than average.”

Steven Keates, Met Office meteorologist, also told the back half of November looks to call much of the UK.

He said: “Second half of November looks a bit colder, meaning a slightly higher chance of wintry showers/snow – mainly high ground of the north, especially Scottish mountains, but maybe to lower elevations/further south at times – essentially nothing too unusual for late November.

“Remember with longer range forecasts, we look at trends rather than day to day detail, so this doesn’t complete discount some particularly cold or windy or wet days, even if the average for a few weeks is very unremarkable.”

For Bonfire Night weekend, no snow is forecast but much of the country is set to chill.

Aidan McGovern of the Met Office said: “By Friday morning, in sheltered inland parts out of the wind, there’ll be a fairly widespread frost, with temperatures in the south as low as -3C.

“Friday is looking like another largely fine day. There’s plenty of sun around, particularly in the south.

“For Bonfire Night, most places are looking dry.

“It will be cloudier for the north and the west, with a few outbreaks of light rain, but clear and chilly elsewhere, so fine viewing conditions for fireworks.”

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