The Met Office predicts that Cumbria is in for a snowy end of February as the whole of the north-west braces for a 'wall of snow'.

WX Charts' weather maps show where in the UK will see a flurry of the white stuff at the end of next week. The chart, which is for next Saturday, February 24, shows the North East and parts of the North West are in for snow.

The Met Office predicts that from February 26 onwards, chances of snow will increase, saying: "During late February and early March, there is a higher than normal likelihood of northerly or easterly winds dominating, which would increase the chance of colder and drier than average conditions.

"Spells of milder and wetter weather are still likely to occur at times, especially in the south and southwest, with the potential for snow on the boundary between milder and colder air."

List of places that will see snow:

  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire
  • Parts of Yorkshire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Stirling
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Aberdeenshire

The rest of the UK looks set to keep with the wet weather throughout the week with heavy persistent rain and warm temperatures in much of the country.

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Met Office forecast from today (Thursday 15)


A murky start with fog likely around coasts and hills. Then another cloudy and wet day is on offer with rain and drizzle, and some heavy and persistent outbreaks of rain at times. Mild for the time of year. Maximum temperature 13 °C.


A cloudy evening, with fog likely around coasts and hills. Staying damp overnight, with outbreaks of rain, this heavy at the start of the night. Light winds and staying mild. Minimum temperature 8 °C.


A largely cloudy day and largely dry though the odd shower possible. Perhaps some brighter spells during the afternoon. Feeling mild for February. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Staying largely cloudy and mild throughout. Drizzly on Saturday with some heavy rain later before turning brighter on Sunday.