UK weather forecast: snow and rain to hit UK

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Forecasters have predicted further showers and snow could fall across the UK over the weekend.

After an unusually sunny start to the week, temperatures could rise again with highs of 33C (91F) expected in the south-east. But showers will hit the north-west and southern coasts.

The British weather charts experts Webtrending have forecast widespread rain and snow in some parts of the country, especially from the north-west to the south-east.

Pictures of the snow in Corfu are on social media

The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning from Monday to Wednesday morning, advising of showers and possible “heavy and persistent” rain in the north-west, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as Northern Ireland.

It says up to 30mm of rain could fall, and ice could form on untreated roads and pavements, increasing the risk of slips and falls.

Up to one-to-five cm (up to an inch) of snow is also expected in higher places.

Met Office (@metoffice) Temperatures rise again tomorrow, mostly to 33 °C in the south-east. 🌦️ #WeatherAware

A spokesman said “the risk of snow above 700m is likely in parts, particularly across the hills of Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is also possible that some northern and western areas of England, south-west Scotland and northern England could see snow above 700m.

“The potential for snow is lower over eastern parts of Scotland, southern England and Wales but, for many parts, we are continuing to issue similar yellow warnings.

“Although temperatures are not going to reach the month’s maximum, the rain and wind looks to remain fairly intermittent and not really a risk of severe impacts.”

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