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Snow this weekend: Where exactly it will snow in the UK on Saturday and Sunday

Storm Arwen: Dogs are having a great time in the snow

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Along with widespread damage and disruption, Storm Arwen brought snow showers to UK shores this week. Areas in central and north England, as well as Scotland, experienced freezing temperatures and wintry conditions as we left November behind us. Now as we build up to Christmas, what can we expect from the first weekend of December when it comes to snow?

As temperatures continue to drop below freezing, snow is threatening to become a regular occurrence across the UK once again.

Consequently, now might be as good a time as any to whack out the thermals and winter boots as things are poised to become a lot colder heading into December.

Looking ahead to this weekend, snow is forecast at times, but will be limited to northern areas of the UK.

Here’s your full guide to where snow will be heading this Saturday and Sunday across the UK.


The BBC weather forecast said that in the north of the UK, showers will be “wintry on high ground”.

Throughout Saturday, snow spells will be confined to the north of Scotland – particularly places such as Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

WXCharts said these areas can expect anywhere between two and 10cm of snow, as the day progresses.

Elsewhere, temperatures for the rest of the UK are forecast to range from zero to 10C, with some areas of north west England dropping to around -2C as we move into Saturday evening.

Weather on the day itself will be unsettled with most areas seeing rainfall at some point, although southern parts of England could enjoy some brighter spells at times.


As we head into Sunday, weather charts indicate that snow will again be limited to northern Scotland.

Once more, these areas are predicted to experience up to 10cm of snow by the end of Sunday evening.

However, despite the lack of snow, temperatures for the rest of the UK are forecast to get colder as we come to the end of the weekend.

By Sunday evening, large parts of Wales and north west England will experience temperatures below freezing.

Meanwhile, eastern areas of England are braced to face rain showers throughout the day, with the rest of the UK seeing unsettled conditions.

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According to WXCharts, this Monday is the next day that areas of the UK outside of Scotland can expect to see snow.

Wintery conditions could stick around as the week progresses, although these are likely to be few and far between.

On the whole, any snow that does fall in the UK next week will predominantly be found in the Scottish Highlands.

Staying safe in the snow

Whilst snow brings undoubted joy for many families up and down the UK, it’s important you remain safe during these wintry conditions.

When out and about, make sure you’re wearing appropriate clothing, such as a hat and gloves and a thick winter coat.

Be wary of slipping on ice or snow. If possible, wear a pair of shoes that have an added level of grip and look out for patches of black ice on road surfaces.

Check ahead before travelling. If driving, plan in advance and look at the weather forecast for where you’re looking to get, or if the roads you’ll be using have been gritted with salt.

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