Published On: Sat, Mar 9th, 2024

UK snow: New weather maps show 600-mile snow bomb hitting as far south as Cornwall | Weather | News

New weather maps show a 600-mile snow bomb hitting the UK, reaching as far south as Cornwall.

The latest maps published on WXCharts have revealed that snow is forecast in in just over a fortnight on March 21. With it will come low temperatures, some rain and wind. Snow will hit the UK, stretching more than 600 miles from John O’Groats in north Scotland to Lands End in Cornwall.

It will cover Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Plymouth. The snow will be heaviest over the Grampians and Snowdonia. There will also be some rain moving in behind the snow, set to hit northwest Scotland, Wales and southwest England.

There will be high winds accompanying the snow and rain along the east coast of the UK, stretching inland. It will be its fastest in Wick and Aberdeen in east Scotland.

Temperatures will be lowest in Scotland, where it will be between 0C and 1C from Wick to Fort William and Aberdeen. Then from Dundee and Oban to Kirkcudbright and Berwick-upon-Tweed it will sit between 2C and 4C.

The north of England from Newcastle to Manchester will be between 2C and 5C. Northern Ireland, Wales, the midlands and south England will sit between 4C and 6C.

One particular map forecasts that on Thursday, March 21 at midnight, snow will blast the UK as far south as Cornwall and Devon – which is highly unusual for this time of year. However, it is important to note that the Met Office says it can only accurately forecast snow a few days in advance.

The Met Office long-range forecast for Wednesday, March 13 until Friday, March 22, reads: “Around the middle of next week, conditions are expected to once again turn unsettled across western areas with outbreaks of rain and perhaps some strong winds, particularly in the northwest.

“Elsewhere, mostly dry at first with some sunshine. By the end of next week, conditions are likely to become more widely unsettled with rain and showers for all regions at times, although the wettest weather is likely to the in the south and west, with some drier and brighter spells still likely in the north and east.

“Showers could be heavy at times in the south, with a risk of thunderstorms here. Temperatures will be near or slightly above normal, although there is risk of some colder interludes, with overnight frost, across northern and eastern areas.”


Remaining unsettled on Saturday with showers continuing to spread northeast through the day. Cloudy for most, although some brighter spells possible at times. Brisk easterly winds making it feel cold.


Further rain will push northwards, turning particularly heavy in southern and eastern areas. Rain may turn to sleet or snow in northeast Scotland. Drier in the far northwest. Windy.


A cloudy day with rain becoming more widespread on Sunday, often heavy at times, particularly in the south. Remaining windy in the north, although easing later in the south.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Turning drier from the west through Monday, and winds easing for all. Dry for most on Tuesday, before rain and cloud arrives from the west later and into Wednesday.

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