Scotland braced for four days of non-stop snow as weather maps predict wintry blast

Scots could face another few days of snowy weather towards the end of April, according to new data from WXCharts.

The weather maps have predicted that snow could fall across certain northern areas for four days straight, starting in the early hours of Tuesday, April 23 and continuing until the end of the week.

It comes as a slightly more mild spell is forecast for Scotland this week, with temperatures likely to reach the late twenties along the east coast of the country following strong gales and heavy rainfall earlier in the week.

The Express reports that this new wintry spell looks set to begin on Tuesday April 23 early in the morning, with flurries of snow beginning to creep in across the north of the country.

By this time, a wintry system will push temperatures even further down and lay the ground for widespread, non-stop mid-spring snowfall, according to new maps from WXCharts.

The showers will first appear over the Highlands from 6am, falling in areas such as Inverness and Fort William before turning into showers further south.

By Wednesday April 24, accumulations of around 8cm could gather over higher-ground areas in the north, with the flurries pushing south and reaching mid-central Scotland by 6am on Friday April 26.

This is the most distant date that WXCharts has a forecast available for, so there could be even more on the way that weekend.

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Snowfall is expected to sweep across northern Scotland in the final week of April -Credit:WXCharts

The rest of the country will likely see wind and snow during the same period, the Met Office predicts in its long-range forecast for April 15 to 24, which also mentions snow.

The forecast predicts: "Winds from the north or northwest are expected to affect the UK at the start of this period.

"This brings showers or some longer spells of rain, these most frequent across the north and northwest.

"Some heavy rain is likely at times with a risk of snow over high ground. However, further south conditions should be drier and brighter.

"Strong winds could also develop and temperatures will mostly be below normal. Through the rest of this period, a change to milder conditions will probably occur.

"This is likely to be accompanied by a build of pressure, meaning more in the way of dry weather, especially in the south and east.

"Some rain is still possible at times, mainly in the northwest, but this should be less heavy than recently."

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