UK weather maps show 600-mile wall of snow covering Britain in 12-day freeze

The UK could be covered in a 600-mile snow wall over the next 12 days as temperatures across the country freeze to near minus double digits.

According to the latest weather maps large parts of Britain could see up to 200cm of snow from November 28 to December 9 as a Polar freeze sets in.

New maps from WX Charts show London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds all in for a covering of up to 100cm, with most of England and Scotland set to be affected in some way.

The deepest snow will be seen in the Scottish Highlands, where snow could be as deep as 200cm, with Glasgow and Edinburgh potentially seeing a light covering.

Other parts of the country which could see snow include Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, South Wales and Somerset.

During the 12 day period most of the country will see temperatures between 0C and -10C but those in the north of the country should wrap up warm with a chance of a chilly -20C.

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It comes as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for large parts of the UK on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week due to the chance of snow and ice.

The Met Office says roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times to be expected.

It added that road users can expect to see icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, with a chance some road users will be injured.

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Forecasters says that from tonight onwards people in the UK can expect to see “widespread” frost.

It said: “There will be widespread overnight frosts for much of the UK in the coming days and a risk of snow for some regions.

“Much colder conditions are expected to affect the UK for the rest of this week and into the weekend, with daytime temperatures rooted in single figures and overnight temperatures falling well below freezing in many places.

“With the UK sitting in cold air from Scandinavia the weather is turning much colder for the rest of this week and the start of next with daytime temperatures struggling to get above single figures and overnight temperatures staying below freezing for much of the country.”

Maps show the south of UK facing the possibility of snow over the weekend with London and the South Coast both in line for blizzards.

However, some models show the country could face an even more brutal snow blast the following weekend, with almost all areas hit by Wednesday next week and the potential for it to last into the following weekend.

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