This week’s snow just warm-up for several-inch dumping coming one day next week

People across the UK woke up to fresh coverings of snow yesterday (March 31) and will do again today, but this week's snow is nothing compared to what's to come next week.

Again, it will be another heavy front of snow moving down from the North, first battering Scotland before engulfing the rest of the country.

According to advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts, snow will hit all Scottish cities next Wednesday (April 6) with around five centimetres settling on the ground. Three inches are set to land in Highland areas.

The North of England will also see a severe dumping with residents of Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool all in the firing line.

Around five centimetres will settle in rural areas there, according to WX Charts, and one or two centimetres in the major cities.

Northern Ireland and Wales will get a light one centimetre covering, with the Midlands and the South set to see flurries also.

By the time the snow front hits London it should have dissipated somewhat, meaning that the ground should remain clear.

Discussing this week's flurries, forecasters have been sure to warn people that the polar conditions aren't set to go away any time soon.

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, the Express: “The polar air is in situ and it will stay in situ.

“The showers are fairly well scattered, some of them are quite heavy. They contain ice, sleet, and snow grains, which shows how cold it is in the atmosphere.”

“It’s all the way from Scandinavia so it’s true polar air.

“There will be a hard frost in Scotland and parts of the west, including Wales. The valleys and the glens could see between -3C and -6C.”

The Met Office also warn of more to come, writing in their outlook for next week: "Further unsettled conditions are expected to return later in the week, with most areas seeing spells of rain or showers, potentially wintry on high ground at times."

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