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Met Office map shows the areas where snow is forecast to fall in Greater Manchester next week

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Met Office forecasts predict snow to drop across Greater Manchester next week as freezing winds sweep across the country. Temperatures across the region will drop dramatically over the weekend with the mercury sinking to well below freezing from Tuesday, March 7.

According to the Met Office, temperatures across Manchester could reach as low -2C next week. The forecaster's map displays how snow will fall over the country, moving in from the north west on Monday evening.

By Tuesday morning, snow will be set to fall across Greater Manchester. Some parts of the region will likely see heavier snowfall than others, with more than 4mm predicted in southern parts. Read more: Manchester weather forecast this weekend as Met Office warns snow to hit UK in days According to forecasters, high pressure has been dominating the country in the past few weeks and it is expected to head towards Iceland, potentially resulting in northerly winds pushing south across the whole country.

Met office forecaster Alex Deaking said: "Moisture in air increasing chance of snow, jet stream could also increase wintry showers." He continued. "Low pressure systems getting involved and they are more likely to inject perhaps a little bit of moisture which combined with the cold air could make things more interesting. “It is very likely to be cold, colder than it is now, when you’ve got that cold air in place and you’ve got other things coming together, the positions of those low pressures, that does increase the chance of some sleet and snow but the details or where and when we just don’t know at this stage." Read next: The raging MMA-loving thug who used his girlfriend as a punchbag before murdering her Tragedy as mechanic, 31, stepped in

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