Cold snap next week
A COLD snap could see snow return as early as next week.
Wintry showers will accompany icy temperatures and freezing fog from Tuesday with the chance of a sprinkling of the white stuff.
Charts for January 24 show a snow probability of between 50 and 60 per cent in the Scottish Highlands, with the chance 25 per cent in northern England.
The mercury will also fall considerably, to zero in the southeast, -1C in the Midlands, and -2C in parts of Wales.
The Met Offices long range forecast for the end of the month into February states: This period is likely to see a gradual transition to more unsettled conditions.
Heaviest precipitation is likely to occur across the northwest, particularly later in the period, whilst drier than average conditions are more likely to prevail in the southeast, particularly earlier in the period.
Spells of strong winds are likely, mainly in the north.
Temperatures likely to be slightly above average overall. Some colder interludes are still expected though, bringing a risk of occasional snow, most likely over northern hills.