These are the snowiest places in the UK

Louis Dor
Thursday 12 January 2017 15:45
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Let it snow!

Forecasters have said the UK should expect frequent snow showers and strong winds across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the North of England on Thursday.

Paul Gundersen, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said:

Most northern areas are very likely to see snow showers at times over the next few days, but the situation over the southern half of England is more complicated.

Southern counties of England and Wales can expect a cold and wet day with some heavy rain on Thursday, but there's an increasing chance this will turn to sleet or snow, especially over hills, during the afternoon and evening.

There is a chance of snow settling bringing disruption to transport during the evening rush hour and possibly interruptions to power supplies, this more likely across East Anglia and south-east England. As skies clear on Thursday night it is likely to become icy in many areas.

But is this consistent with the usual snow suspects?

These are the snowiest places in the UK, according to Statista and the Met Office:

If the weather damages your local power network and affects your electricity supply, you can call 105 - a national free phone line for the Energy Networks Association.

Public Health England have advised members of the public to stay warm and ensuring they have supplies before the weather arrives, especially if they are elderly.

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