UK weather: ’13 INCHES’ of snow to hit as brutal freeze grips Britain

The Met Office is predicting unsettled weather, including spells of heavy rain and gales, and some forecasts suggest Britain is in for one last major blast of snow this winter

Heavy snow could hit Britain in the coming days – along with torrential rain and gales – and some forecasts claim up to 13ins could accumulate in parts of the country.

Temperatures are due to drop this weekend, which could make it feel like -5C in places, as a low-pressure system from the Atlantic brings colder air.

The latest weather maps show heavy snow falling over high ground at times from Saturday through early next week, with wintry showers possible at lower levels along with rain.

The Met Office is predicting unsettled conditions over the next few days, with spells of heavy rain, snow and gales that threaten to disrupt travel.

Thursday will be cooler with rain or showers for many through the day and strong winds in many places, especially across the south and exposed coasts.

Rain will clear eastwards, although showers will persist in the west with some bright spells.

In the evening, rain in the east will clear away and winds will ease, making for a dry and clear night with “sharp overnight frost” for many, the Met Office said.

Friday will bring a cold, bright and sunny start across most of the UK, but it won’t last long.

A band of cloud and rain will move eastwards, possibly with snow over some northern hills.

The Met Office said unsettled weather is expected at the weekend, with more rain and snow.

Some forecasts claim it could feel like -5C in some places overnight Sunday.

The latest maps from Wxcharts suggest heavy snow could fall across parts of northern England from Sunday evening, reaching Stoke, Liverpool and Manchester, with some stray flurries over Birmingham and the southwest, the Daily Star reported.

Another blast of snow is expected on Tuesday morning, with one map claiming up to 13ins could blanket parts of Yorkshire, the report added.

In its extended forecast, the Met Office said it will be cold enough for snow over northern hills, with some possible over lower levels at times early next week.