UK bracing for four day Icelandic snow storm as Coventry area prepares for chill

'Chilly weather' is forecast for Coventry and Warwickshire this week as an icy storm is set to strike this weekend
'Chilly weather' is forecast for Coventry and Warwickshire this week as an icy storm is set to strike this weekend -Credit:Manchester Evening News

The UK is bracing for a four-day Icelandic snow storm to hit in just days - and Coventry will face the chill. Scotland is set to be hardest hit with up to 4cm of snow an hour this Sunday (April 28).

But the low-pressure system , which the Mirror has reported originates off the south coast of Greenland and heads east to Iceland, will first strike on Friday (April 26). Moving into the weekend, it will move south east, directly for the UK and will bring rain on Saturday, turning to snow for parts of Northern Ireland, the north west of England and parts of Scotland on Sunday.

WXCharts says the eye of the low pressure system could see the snow reach Wales but it is not yet predicted to reach the Midlands. However, while the latest local Met Office report for our area does not yet cover the weekend, it does warn that it is going to 'feel chilly' across our area in the run-up to the weekend.

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In fact, temperatures are set to be below average. The latest local forecast for our area so far this week is as follows:


Cloudy and a little damp at times with rain and drizzle. Temperatures remain below average and it'll feel a little chilly in the breeze and under cloudy skies. Maximum temperature 10C.


Staying cloudy overnight which will keep temperatures up and largely frost-free. Damp at times with spots of rain and drizzle though generally drier by dawn, though still cloudy. Minimum temperature 4C.


A cloudy morning and a little murky around hills. Gradually becoming brighter through the day with some sunny spells by the afternoon. Feeling chilly with temperatures below average. Maximum temperature 10C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Turning increasingly unsettled. Mostly cloudy with some sunny spells and occasional showers, particularly towards the end of the week. Temperatures remaining a little below average and feeling cold overnight.

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