UK snow MAPPED: Key dates snow will blanket Britain as freezing fog continues
UK weather: Patches of mist, fog and rain expected
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Foggy conditions have dominated the forecast in recent days, with the Met Office issuing warnings for drivers. Temperatures have dived, with lows of -4.7C recorded on Saturday in Benson, Oxfordshire. Looking ahead at the end of January, key maps have shown snow could be on the cards for much of the country.
In the north of Scotland, Netweather maps show a risk of snow today, with some areas seeing up to 70 percent risk.
Minimum temperatures today will linger in the single digits, from 0C in Scotland to 6C in London.
The next few days are snow-free, until Wednesday when snow risk maps again light up for Scotland and the North of England.
Nearly the entirety of Scotland could see snow by 12pm on Wednesday, with up to 95 percent risk according to Netweather maps.
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Again temperatures will be very cold on Wednesday, with minimum figures between 0C and 7C.
This then increases later that day, with a near 100 percent chance for the north of Scotland at 9pm.
On Thursday this band of snow travels down the east coast, with risks of up to 80 percent for Norwich, Skegness and Grimsby.
Overnight on Thursday temperatures could drop as low as -4C in Scotland to just 2C in the south east of England.
After this period there is a few days without snow risk, until Monday next week.
From Monday, January 24, Scotland once more will bear the brunt of the icy weather with up to 95 percent risk of snow in the north of the country.
Then on Thursday, January 27, further snow could fall across the north and centre of Scotland, the north of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Possibility ranges from 10 percent to 95 percent across the country.
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Over the next few days – from Sunday, January 16 to Thursday, January 20 – the Met Office has forecast more fog patches, frosty mornings and generally cold weather.
Looking further ahead to near the end of January, the Met Office has said temperatures will be around average for this time of year, but more fog is forecast, with temperatures feeling cold where the fog persists.
Leading bookmaker Coral makes this winter odds at 1/2 to be the coldest on record in the UK as temperatures are set to plunge past freezing point over the next few days.
The firm makes it 6/4 for this month to be a record cold January.
Coral spokesman John Hill said: “Temperatures look set to continue to fall over the next few weeks across the UK, so we in for some cold conditions.
“As a result of that forecast, we make it odds-on now for this winter to end as the coldest on record.”
Mr Hill added: “The month started mildly, but that feels like a distance ago now.
“With temperatures dropping to as low as -5C this weekend, we have slashed the odds on this month being a record cold January.”
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