Icy Blast of weather set to hit the UK later next week with some HEAVY Snow!

A blast of cold air is set to sweep in across the UK from Siberia as we head through next week with an increasing chance of snowfall.

The cold outbreak has the possibility to be the coldest and snowiest spell of weather the UK has seen since 2010!

As we head through the early parts of the week changes to our east start to take place as high pressure centered over Scandinavia sends a pool of cold air ever closer to our shores.

By Wednesday the real cold air will be felt widely with a sharp overnight frost along with snowfall down the eastern coast.

Beyond this the cold air looks set to stay with further snowfall which at times could be heavy and more widespread.

The MetOffice extended outlook is as follows…

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Feb 2017 to Sunday 19 Feb 2017:

A cold east to south-easterly airstream is expected to affect most of the United Kingdom for much of this period. There is likely to be a lot of dry, albeit rather cloudy weather on Friday and Saturday, with the best of any brighter breaks expected to develop towards the west and northwest. However, some snow showers are likely to affect the east and northeast. There is just a small chance of these becoming heavy and spreading to central and some western areas this weekend. It will feel very cold in the wind with a widespread night frost. Next week there is a greater chance of some rain or snow affecting the northwest at times. Elsewhere it should stay largely dry, but cold, with snow showers becoming lighter and less frequent.