Southern UK to be snowbound as the Beast from the East part 2 closes in for the weekend with a risk of Thundersnow!

A man fits snow chains to his car in the village of Brenchley in southeast England on February 27, 2018 as icey temperatures persist across the country. A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Heavy snowfalls are now almost certain as we go through the weekend & into the early part of next week.

However compared to the cold spell earlier in the month the longevity of the cold & size of area covered in snowfall will be reduced.

But dont let that make you think part 2 is a typical poor sequel that fails to live up to the original.

For those in the hardest hit areas conditions could be as bad if not worse in terms of snowfall.

Currently areas in the South East can expect to see snowfalls of 10-20cms with some places seeing more than 1 foot within a 48 hour spell of dangerous conditions which will include the risk of thundersnow through Sunday.

Other areas at risk include East Anglia, The Midlands, Central Southern England and the South West. Wales may see some showers giving slight accumulations.

We will release a map showing exactly what you need to be prepared for tomorrow afternoon so stay tuned.