UK weather forecast: where in the UK will it snow and when are the exact dates it will happen?

Parts of Scotland are expected to see snow later this week according to the Met Office

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The Met Office has told how the north and north-east of Scotland could be set for some snow showers this week.

However, the rest of the UK is unlikely to see any snowfall this month.

This is what you need to know about when to expect snowfall this month.

When will it snow - and where?

Shetland, Orkney the northern parts of highlands and possibly the very far east of Aberdeenshire - east of of Lossiemouth over to Peterhead could be set for snow.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “We could possibly see some wintry showers across north-eastern Scotland this coming Wednesday (19 January) and they may well continue into Thursday (20 Jan, so we may well see some sleet and snow chiefly across the high ground, even at lower level we may see some wintriness at times on Wednesday and Thursday, but fairly low key nothing too heavy, nothing too persistent.

“We are not expecting too much in the way of accumulating snow with the low risk of a maybe a few slippery surfaces as the showers pass through, especially if they do happen overnight.”

However, he added that there wasn’t a great chance of snow in the rest of the UK for the next two weeks.

“High pressure is dominating the scene across the UK as we go through the rest of this week and possibly into next week. With high pressure in charge it keeps the weather fronts away so generally we’d expect dry conditions so although it may feel chilly at times there won’t be moisture to fall as snow.

“I would say we see the month out and going into February there is probably a chance we will see some snow at some point. Again most likely across the high ground in Scotland. I think for at least for the next week possibly two weeks for a good chunk of the UK not much chance at all.”

UK temperatures will be in keeping with the averages for this time of year which can range from around 1 to 7 degrees Celsius.

The spokesman added: ”Temperatures probably around average for the UK for the time of year so by day we are probably looking at mid single figures, by night we will probably see figures go below freezing in some places, it will all depend as well on how much fog is around. If we do continue to see some foggy nights that helps to keep temperatures falling too drastically low, but at the same time it may keep daytimes a bit colder too.”

What about next month?

The Met Office long range forecast for 30 January to 14 February says there may be some colder spells with “occasional snow.”

It states: “High pressure is expected to remain dominant across the UK. This means that generally settled conditions will prevail with bright or sunny spells for many.

“There is the ongoing likelihood of overnight frost and fog, which may linger in places. Into February outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely at times across the north, whereas settled conditions are likely to persist in the south. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above average, particularly in the north, however some colder interludes remain possible, bringing a risk of occasional snow, this most likely over northern hills.”

However, according to Accuweather parts of Scotland could see snow right at the end of January into the start of February.

Snow is forecast for various places including Glasgow from 31 January to 2 February, the following day will see rain, and 4 and 5 February will also see snowfall. According to the site temperatures will range from 5 to 7 degrees Celsius.

Accuweather also forecasts snow for Edinburgh on 2 and 5 February.

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