SNOW is forecast in Flintshire and Wrexham next week with temperatures set to plummet. 

BBC Weather forecasts are predicting snow and sleet showers will begin on Sunday night and continue throughout next week. 

Next Tuesday, snow showers are forecast across Flintshire and Wrexham. The remainder of the week, sleet showers are predicted for most areas - with some snow showers forecast overnight.

But on higher ground further snow showers are forecast throughout the week. The Mold area and higher ground in Wrexham are forecast to have snow throughout next Wednesday and Thursday. Areas in Wrexham set to be hit by snowfall on these days include Brymbo, Coedpoeth and Minera. 

Mark Sidaway, a deputy chief meteorologist with the Met Office, said forecasters had detected a phenomenon that helped produce a record-breaking cold spring in 2018. But he added that the chances of similarly severe weather this year were low.


He added: “Although we have had a sudden stratospheric warming event and other drivers pointing towards colder conditions in March, at this stage there is a low probability of having widely disruptive winter weather like that of five years ago in March 2018.

“At that time, a large area of high pressure became established over Scandinavia, providing a feed of cold air all the way from Arctic Siberia. This brought intense cold to the UK.

“We are expecting an area of high pressure to become increasingly established in an area toward Greenland. This will allow a northerly flow to feed colder air into at least the northern and eastern half of the UK bringing wintry showers."

The Met Office said the most likely scenario was for colder and settled weather, with wintry showers perhaps affecting some northern and eastern – mainly coastal – areas at first.

“This colder regime moving south across much of the UK, increasing risk of wintry showers, perhaps snow to the higher ground in the north. Temperatures are likely to be below average,” the Met Office added.