Met Office forecast exact day snow will hit in ‘Arctic’ -2C blast this week

Brits will be in store for some biting Arctic storms over the next few days as temperatures continue to plummet, with snow expected to arrive at the weekend.

Weather mapping from independent meteorologists WXcharts shows a sweeping front of heavy snowfall moving down Scotland and into northern England beginning Friday 26, with the bulk of the activity expected to happen over higher ground on Saturday 27.

More snow is expected again on Monday, where it could fall as far south as London and the south east.

Meanwhile, national meteorological agency the Met Office has revised its forecast for the rest of this week — and it makes for some miserable reading.

Its outlook for Wednesday to Friday reads: "Becoming colder with rain or showers, some of which will be wintry, mainly for northern hills. Windy with gales possible at times around some northern and western coasts."

Today's forecast details variable cloud, with the chance of showers in the north and far southeast.

It was revealed yesterday that Britain's two biggest forecasters have predicted polar opposites for this winter.

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While the Met Office has forecast a mild few months ahead, the BBC, which gets its information from DTN, warned of a deep freeze.

Experts say energy and road transport firms, airlines, and supermarkets will all be hit by the uncertainty.

John Hammond, a former weatherman at both the BBC and Met Office, said: “It’s meteorological mayhem with huge disagreement on what happens in the months ahead. They are starkly different forecasts and can’t both be right.

“There are huge implications for customers such as Government, the energy sector, media and a wide range of other industries.

“Back-pedalling will be required by one of the big boys. Who will blink first?”

The Met Office is hoping it will win out in the 'winter war' after splurging £1.2billion on a new supercomputer.

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