We could be seeing SNOW in Bolton as early as next fortnight.

In the Met Office's long-term forecast, snow showers could be falling as soon as Saturday December 7 in the north.

Until then, the region is set to see wet and cloudy weather, with some breezy spells.

There are currently no weather warnings in place, so any snow shouldn't cause any disruption – but this could change as time goes on.

Weather forecast for the North West of England

This Evening and Tonight:

A wet and breezy evening for most, but the rain should clear through by midnight, with conditions turning predominantly dry. Not as cold compared to recent nights. More persistent rain will move in from the south during the morning. Minimum temperature 4 °C.


The heaviest rain should push away during the late morning, although may persist in Cumbria. It will remain damp as further rain moves in for the evening. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday may be a drier day, but cloudy with showers possible. Monday and Tuesday look set to be wet and breezy, but with the potential for drier interludes.

Long-term forecast for the North of England

November 27 - December 6

Wednesday looks set to be a continuation of the wet theme, though rain may become lighter and push away to the southeast of the UK later. Temperatures beginning to turn colder. Next weekend looks likely to be rather unsettled, with some sunny spells and showers, which could often be wintry, even to low ground. Cold or rather cold, with widespread frost and ice likely. The following week looks set to remain cold for many, as the potential for wintry showers. The best chance of dry weather in the south/southeast.

December 7 - December 21

The period is likely begin on the cold side for most regions, with snow showers at times. Widespread frosts and ice are likely to continue to be a hazard. There is likely to be change around mid-month to milder conditions, although the timing is very uncertain. This change will likely bring milder and wetter conditions across most parts of the UK, allowing temperatures to recover to around average, or perhaps slightly above. Colder interludes are still possible.