UK set for snow within days with three English cities hammered by '2cm per hour'

The UK faces a final snow blast of 2024 within days - with 2cm flurries hitting major cities in England. London and the south could be struck by two centimetres of flurries each and every hour, but further north, north of the border in Scotland, as much as 9cm could strike.

WX Charts, using Met Desk data, shows Newcastle in the North East hit, as well as London, and Birmingham in the West Midlands. Scotland will find itself hit with up to nine inches of snow in Inverness, according to the map for Wednesday, April 19.

James Madden, from Exacta Weather, reacted to the reports of a deterioration in conditions and said: "Colder and wintry in places before gradually becoming more settled and much warmer to hot on cue by month end or early May...

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"However, throughout Tuesday evening and into Wednesday, it will be cold enough for these showers to turn wintry and to snow once again across parts of the far north and Scotland. There is also the possibility and it will also be cold enough in certain parts of northern/northeast and southern/southeast England overnight and into early Wednesday for these showers to turn temporarily wintry and to sleet or snow in places."

He went on to say: "Following on from this will see high pressure and more settled weather finally beginning to take hold; however, it is still likely to be on the cool side to begin with, and before temperatures start to finally warm up significantly during the final third of April and into early May, as covered in all of our earlier and longer-range weather reports for in and 20th April onwards and preceding a cold period. It is within this period that we could see maximum temperatures ranging in the mid to high 20's, at the very least for the first time this year and over a sustained time period."

The Met Office forecast for Wednesday reads: "A chilly but mostly dry and bright stay to the day. Turning cloudier later with showers and patchy rain at times, mainly in the west. Breezy, and temperatures around average."