UK weather forecast – Britain to be hit by snow TOMORROW before 6inches blankets UK by weekend

BRITS will be hit with snow tomorrow before six inches of the white stuff is expected to blanket the country this weekend.

A band of rain will sweep eastwards across the country on Wednesday morning, before turning into snow later in the day.

Some parts of the country might see up to 15cm of snow settling as a low pressure system spreads.

Areas such as the Southern Uplands, Pennines, Cumbrian Fells, Peak District, the high ground of Northern Ireland, Snowdonia and the Cambrian Mountains, could see a light covering.

A forecast from Meteogroup said: “[Tomorrow] it will be a damp start in the south-east, but rain will clear away to the east.

“Elsewhere, there will be a mixture of clear spells and scattered showers, some of which will be wintry, especially over high ground.

“Showers will turn increasingly to snow later across Scotland and northern England. Winds will be rather brisk.”

On Thursday much of eastern parts of England and Scotland will see wintry showers and for many western areas it will be “snow” on Friday.

There could even be a chance of snow on the North York Moors and maybe a few flakes in Norfolk by Thursday morning, according to John Hammond, chief meteorologist for Weathertrending.

He added: “By Friday, as a low pressure system spreads rain from the west, there’s a chance of it turning to snow over the Western Highlands, Cumbrian Fells and the Welsh Mountains.

“This cold spell is not directly related to the recent Alpine snow.

“Our cold snow is coming from the north, not the east.

“However, there are signs that later in the month and into February we may start to tap into some of that much colder Continental air.”

It comes after Continental Europe was hit by a “once in 30 years” big freeze as ten feet of snow brought chaos and at least 21 were killed.

The UK has dodged that Eastern chiller killer — but now a separate blast is on the way from the frozen Pole north of Iceland.

Wintry showers set to hit the North of England and Scotland from Wednesday to Friday could also sweep further south along with bitter gales.

The Weather Company even predicted a deep freeze of -17C some time after the weekend.

Brian Gaze, director and meteorologist for The Weather Outlook, told The Sun Online: “The cold spell in Europe has been caused by an area of high pressure close to the UK blocking the flow of Atlantic weather systems into Europe.