UK weather forecast: Snow to hit Britain this weekend!



After weeks of relentless rain and flooding, some parts of the UK could be facing snow this weekend.

Leon Brown, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, warns some parts of south England and Wales could see the white stuff by Saturday.

He told Aol Travel: "A wetter period coming up for southern Britain later this week and start to the weekend. Colder too with overnight frost and ice this weekend. There is also a snow risk over higher ground, even over the south.

"The snow risk over the south with some model solutions giving 10 to 20cm across South Wales to the Midlands on Saturday.

"This may be at the extreme end of the range, but don't be surprised to see some sleet and snow by Saturday.

"The best of the weather this weekend will be over the north on Saturday, but cold and frosty. A much better day everywhere for Sunday."

As several areas of low pressure run eastwards over southern Britain on Friday and Saturday, in the next five days the south of the UK will receive 150 to 200 per cent of the normal precipitation for the period. In Wales, 50mm is likely, and 25mm to 35mm over the south west to the Midlands and southern England

Next week remains unsettled and windy at times with showers. A spell of more general rain will move eastwards Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Further snow is likely to fall on high ground, especially in Scotland where the higher parts of the Highlands have already had one of the snowiest winters for 70 years.

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