UK weather maps turn dark purple as Arctic blast brings 48 hours of non-stop snow

New weather maps are turning dark purple with an Arctic blast hitting the UK with more than two days of non-stop snow this week.

WXCharts has forecast wintery weather to come to the UK on April 3 and 4, bringing with it low temperatures, snow and rain. Snow will predominantly be in central Scotland, over Edinburgh, Dundee, the Cairngorms and Inverness.

It will be heaviest over Carn Eige on Wednesday and Inverness on Thursday with up to 4cm an hour of snow set to fall. Rain will move in behind the snow, covering most of Scotland, from Inverness to Dumfries. There will also be showers over Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Belfast and Newquay.

According to the weather maps, snow will fall in at least one part of the UK for a total of 60 hours between Tuesday, April 2 at midday until Friday, April 5 at midnight.

Temperatures will drop as low as -5C in central Scotland (Fort William, Inverness, Aberdeen) and the north of Scotland (Wick, Ullapool) it will be -1C.

The south of Scotland (Edinburgh, Dumfries) will be 2C and the north of England (Newcastle, Carlisle, Lancaster) and Northern Ireland (Derry, Belfast) will both be around 4C.

The midlands (Birmingham, Manchester, Norwich) and Wales (Cardiff, Conwy) will hit 8C and the south of England (Plymouth, Southampton, London) will be 10C.

Tonight:

Rain spreading north across the UK tonight. Gradually turning drier in southern England with some clear spells. A mild night for most, but a patchy frost developing in northern Scotland.

Wednesday:

Heavy rain will persist across southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Largely cloudy skies further south with showers. Showers may be heavy and thundery in eastern and northern England.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Spells of rain and showers continuing over the coming days and becoming increasingly windy. Rather mild in the south and turning increasingly mild in the north after a chilly start.

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