A new weather map has revealed that snow could just be days away from hitting Scotland, as the wintry weather looks to be heading for the UK soon enough.
Temperatures will reach freezing points of -3.9C in Scotland by Tuesday, November 21, as Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said bitter northerly wind will cause much colder conditions and the first significant snow flurries of this winter.
By this weekend, freezing temperatures will reach a peak in Scotland, with lows of -8C by Saturday November 25. Next week could see even more snow and wintry weather hit Scotland, with up to 3cm per hour falling in the upper part of the country by Thursday, November 30.
With these cold temperatures expected across the nation, Jim Dale from British Weather Services said: "The freezing temperatures will probably revert by midweek next week with overnight frosts in the glens around -1C to -5C.
"It is all very interchangeable at the moment. Most of the focus right now is on the universal wind and rain, with this Thursday being monitored very carefully."
The Met Office long-range forecast has said that they are unsure as to when these cold spells will occur, and how extensive they will be.
The experts also said: "The early part of this period is likely to see a north-south split in weather conditions, with southern parts of the UK drier than of late, while northern areas, particularly western Scotland, see more in the way of cloud, rain and wind.
"Within this overall pattern, there may well be incursions of colder air at times, especially across north and northeast UK, with wintry showers and overnight frost.
"It's uncertain just when such cold spells will occur and how extensive they will be, and it may be that this happens more than once with periods of milder, wetter weather in between. Towards the second weekend, there is a slightly increased chance of more settled conditions becoming established, especially in the south."
For more information on the weather forecast near you, visit the Met Office website here.
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