Massive 13 inch snow plume heading for the UK at end of the month

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Snow is coming back to the British Isles at the end of January, according to weather experts.

The forecaster WXCharts predicts that three centimetres of snow could be landing each hour on January 30 as an aggressive wintry weather system makes its way the UK.

Up to 13 inches (34cm) of snow could end up on the ground in Inverness and other parts of Scotland, according to

The Met Office long range forecast from Sunday 30 January to Sunday 13 February reads: "High pressure is expected to remain dominant across the UK."

"This leads to generally settled conditions prevailing, resulting in an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog which may linger in places, otherwise bright or sunny spells.

"Into February outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely at times across the far north, whereas settled conditions are likely to persist in the south."

In the meantime conditions are expected to stay stable if somewhat frosty at times throughout the week after some patchy rain across England and Wales on Sunday.

Meteorologist Terry Schloey from Netweather said that the end of a cold front from the North West at the weekend would see things warm up slightly after the weekend.

He writes in his blog: "As pressure rises strongly again, especially across Ireland and the South, it stays mainly dry after dark, except the far North of Scotland, where the Westerly breeze may bring a few showers.

"Elsewhere cloud amounts will vary but with clear spells, allowing a slight frost and patchy fog to form again later in the night, as temperatures fall -2 or -3C in the coldest spots, but primarily to between 1 and 5C.

A high street bookmakers has now made its odds-on for this winter to end as the most chilly on record,

Coral makes it 6-4 for this month to be a record cold January.

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