UK snow forecast: Where will it snow? Freezing temperatures this weekend revealed

13 December 2018, 13:14 | Updated: 13 December 2018, 13:18

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Snowfall is predicted in certain parts of the UK. Picture: Getty

Will it snow in the UK this week? Will we have a white Christmas? The Met Office is reporting that parts of Scotland and north-east England will see the worst of the freezing conditions.

Temperatures are set to plummet across Britain this week with the country preparing itself for high winds and snowfall in parts of the UK.

Freezing temperatures are said to be moving to the UK from Scandinavia which will result in bitter winds and rainfall well into the weekend.

The news comes after Brits were warned of a five day freeze that could see Britian's Christmas party revellers heading out icy conditions.

On the bright side, this does give new hope as to whether the UK will have a white Christmas this year, with bookies slashing odds on the appearance of snow on the big day.

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It's believed Scotland is to be hit the worst . Picture: Getty

Where will it snow in the UK this week?

The Met Office is reporting that parts of Scotland and north-east England will see the worst of the freezing conditions.

“There’s scope that it snow could come down to about -6C and -7C in the real countryside areas, like the high ground of the Pennines and some of the glens of Scotland," Craig Snell, a meteorologist for the Met Office explained.

He added: “For most of the public, we’re looking at falling just below freezing so the main towns and cities will be at 0 C or -1C, the suburbs -2C or -3C, and then a few spots around -4C and -5C and then the odd spot at -7C.”

It's believed Scotland is to be hit the worst with gusty winds travelling up to 60 mph across the UK from Thursday with bouts of ice expected.

People in some areas of the UK will need to wrap up warm as temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5C to -7.

Weather warnings have also been issued to drivers as the severe weather conditions could cause icy conditions and ultimately cause chaos to roads and rail journeys.