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UK ‘snow bomb’ warning as parts of England set for flurries from today

A ‘snow bomb’ is set to bring showers to parts of the UK, some starting today. New maps published by WX Charts show rain hitting the UK and snow falling across Scotland, north of the border.

Today’s (January 2) snowfall could spread as far as North Yorkshire, with some blankets predicted to fall in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, BirminghamLive reports. It’s a contrasting picture with the rest of the country, including in Coventry and Warwickshire, where there are yellow warnings for rain and wind today (January 2).

But colder weather is upon us and the latest reports from the local Met Office suggest we could see frost on Friday. But the national weather map shows the snow could last in the north of the country until Saturday, January 13.

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Then, on January 16, snow depth maps showed between 1cm and 2cm of snow in Yorkshire and parts of the east coast near Newcastle in the North East. The Met Office’s long-term forecast for January 6 to January 15 said: “The weekend sees more settled conditions prevail across the country, with colder conditions and some frosty nights (may become common and severe over time).

“There is still a chance of some showers initially, especially around the windward coasts of the east and north, but overall most areas are starting to see longer periods of rain, More stable. Occasional unsettled showers are still possible, but they are generally much more regional, and are less frequent than late conditions, and may not even materialize.

“As temperatures fall, the likelihood of any precipitation as sleet and snow increases, particularly over high ground and especially in northern parts of the UK, but not only that . As well as frost and ice at night, some freezing fog is also likely to develop.”

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