Snow is forecast to hit Bury later this week as the ‘big freeze’ grips the country.

According to BBC Weather, snow is set to hit Bury and other parts of the country on Saturday (December 2).

The week is also set to remain cold, with lows of -4°C predicted.

In Bury, light snow and light winds are set to hit between 7am and 10am. The BBC has predicted highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C.

A yellow cold weather alert is also in place across the north west, until midday on December 4.

The Met Office’s forecast for Bury is different to the BBC’s and snow is not currently predicted.

The Met Office say the weekend will bring a mixture of clear and cloudy skies, although temperatures are still set to remain low.

David Oliver, a Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said: “Weather models include the prospect of an area of low pressure developing and moving in from the south or southwest. If this solution proves to be correct, we could see an area of warmer and moisture-laden air ‘bumping’ into the cold air further north.

“Along the boundary of the two air masses lies a zone across southern and central Britain where snowfall could develop fairly widely.

“Snow in any affected area is unlikely to be anything more than transient and short-lived, but it could lead to small totals and some disruption over a few hours before melting.”

Bury’s weekly weather forecast according to the BBC

  • Tuesday, November 28: Mist. Highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C.
  • Wednesday, November 29: Sunny with light winds. Highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C.
  • Thursday, November 30: Sunny intervals with light winds. Highs of 4°C and lows of -4°C.
  • Friday, December 1: Sunny and light winds. Highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C.
  • Saturday, December 2: Light snow and light winds. Highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C.
  • Sunday, December 3: Drizzle and light winds. Highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C.