Snow maps show where intense Atlantic snowbomb will hit in matter of days

New weather maps reveal where snow is likely to hit as an intense storm sweeps in from the Atlantic in just a matter of days.

The 'snowbomb' set to take hold of the UK is moving in from the west and Brits could see more snow as early as Thursday, January 6, and again a couple of days later.

It comes after parts of the country saw a White Christmas and flurries falling days before Christmas over a week ago.

According to new snow maps by WXCharts, a large weather front is set to move in and hit Northern Ireland and northern and western Scotland in the afternoon.

Two days later, Saturday, January 8, these snowy areas will expand with the Republic of Ireland and the very northern parts of England at risk of the white stuff.

In some places at the heart of the snow storm, between 2 and 3cm of snow may fall per hour, as temperatures take a deep dive.

Edinburgh, Inverness, and all of the western coast of Scotland are at risk of snow next Saturday.

Whereas on Thursday, in just a matter of days, Carlisle and the very northern-western tip of the UK could see 3cm of snow fall per hour by the time evening rolls around.

The Arctic blast will see the mercury plunge below freezing, and more snow could arrive mid-January for an icy start to the New Year.

There could be adverse weather for three days, from January 11 to 13, as another storm pushes in, with up to 5cm of snow to fall per hour for Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cumbria, Manchester, and northern England.

The weekend will see 11C slowly fall over the next few days before hitting 0C on Tuesday and Wednesday night, just before the snow is seen making its way to Britain.

Then on Saturday, it'll be around 3C, according to the latest weather reports.

The news comes after a mild start to New Year, with Brits seeing the warmest New Year's Eve on record after temperatures reached 14.9C, according to the Met Office.

Colwyn Bay in Wales held the previous record of 14.8C (58.64F) in 2011 but the record was toppled at 11am on Friday in Ryehill, East Yorkshire.

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