The UK has already experience a chilly weekend as the mercury dipped below zero and fog coated large parts of the country. The Met Office said Northern Ireland experienced its coldest night of the winter, while the temperature fell to -6.8C (19.8F) in North Yorkshire’s Topcliffe, and hovered around -1C across the capital. The agency’s Alex Burkhill said a fog warning had been put in place over sections of the West Midlands and north-west England.
The forecaster said: “It’s been a very frosty start but through the bulk of the day it’s going to be largely fine and largely sunny.”
And now snow charts have shown the cold weather will not blow away any time soon.
Charts from Net Weather on January 28 show many regions of the UK being blasted by swirling wintry lines of red, yellow and various shades of green.
Scotland appears to be completely covered by snow on this day, while Northern Ireland, Wales and north western areas appear to be buried too.
Most of the south appears to escape the blizzards.
However, south western regions including Cornwall may get a sprinkling.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast has predicted snow during the last weekend of the month.
It said: “Into the weekend it is expected to be largely dry and settled with bright spells and light winds, although staying cloudy for most.
And the beginning of February will also be hit by snow falling in the north.
The Met Office said: “Through the first half of February, we are likely to see a north/south split continuing; with the north being more unsettled than the south.
“The heaviest of the rainfall and strongest winds are likely to be seen across the northwest.
“The south is more likely to see drier, brighter conditions with light winds.
“There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the south.
“During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times.
“Temperatures will remain close to or above average through the period, though will likely fluctuate as frontal systems pass through, especially in the north.”