UK weather: Snow is set to hit Britain in days

The map shows a little purple - indicating snow - over Scotland on June 4
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The UK is bracing for a significant drop in temperatures as weather maps predict an icy blast to hit the country in the coming days.

Yesterday, many Brits basked in sunny weather following a gloomy start, with high pressure continuing to dominate the UK's skies. Overnight temperatures remained in double digits for most, although some areas experienced a touch of frost.

However, the cold snap is set to return, with weather maps indicating that parts of the UK could see snowfall in June. Glasgow is predicted to be blanketed in snow on June 4, while other regions are expected to experience rain showers.

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This unseasonal weather is forecasted to persist for two days before giving way to drier and warmer conditions from June 6. The Met Office's forecast for this period states: "The first part of the period most likely characterised by showers, sometimes blustery, occasionally heavy with thunderstorms, sometimes forming larger bands of rain."

"Showers most often across north-western areas but all areas likely to see some, generally lighter in the south with a good deal of brighter spells around these. Temperatures rather cool.", reports the Mirror.

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As we move into the new week, the outlook remains uncertain, though there is an increased likelihood of periods of rain breaking into showers spreading from the west, accompanied by fresh or strong winds at times.

"The southeast of the UK will probably continue to be drier with western areas more likely seeing the most rainfall. Temperatures mainly around normal, feeling cool in the west with best chance of warmer temperatures in the east."

Today's forecast reads: "Mist and fog clearing quickly to leave plenty of warm sunshine in England and Wales. Becoming cloudier for the north with rain and drizzle on western slopes in Scotland."

Bookmakers have cut the odds on this summer being the wettest on record, as weather maps show heavy rain is set to pour down. Ladbrokes now has it at just 7/2 that this summer will go down in history - but not for the right reasons, as it's predicted to be the wettest ever.

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes said: "We're strapping in for a record-breaking washout of a summer, with more rain set to batter Brits over the next few weeks."

This comes as the UK is bracing itself for the arrival of a massive Azores storm, with red-hued weather maps showing heavy downpours. The British public has been warned to prepare for a soaking, with forecasts predicting up to 25mm of rainfall, according to maps issued by Ventusky forecasters.