Temperatures are set to plummet to below zero this week - with The Met Office addressing whether there will be snowfall  in Bolton.

Snow has been predicted for some areas of the UK, including over the North Sea and the North East of England

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Bolton will have a predominantly dry week, though it will be cold.

“The snow showers through the week are focused in the north of Scotland and along the north sea coast with the possibility of something developing in the south later in the week.”

The Bolton News:

It is unlikely Bolton will have a white Christmas but that is not set in stone.

Temperatures today will be around -1 with highs of only five degrees.

From Wednesday, November 29 to Sunday, December 3, it will go from -1 in the early mornings to just three degrees.

A spokesman for The Met Office said: “After a frosty start, Tuesday is set to be a cold, sunny day with plenty of fine weather on offer.

“Perhaps some showers by the evening in Cumbria. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

“(From Wednesday) Another frosty start on Wednesday, and largely sunny and cold.

“Unsettled towards the end of the week with showers, longer spells of rain, and possibly some hill snow.”

The last time it snowed in Bolton was last year in December transforming the town into a winter wonderland for Christmas.

The UKHSA has issued a yellow cold-health alert for the health sector covering northern regions of England which runs through the whole week.

A spokesman for The Met Office said: “Colder air is feeding from the north across many parts of the UK over the next few days.

“This brings the potential for wintry showers across North Sea coastal areas as well as some inland parts of northern Britain.

“These may bring some snow and ice impacts in the coming days.”