Measuring and mapping the amount of snow on the ground or falling is surprisingly tricky. But we’ve managed to track down a selection of snow maps and trackers to show the current snow situation for the UK and also the world. And we also have a selection of snow trivia and facts here
Latest live Snow Radar Map for UK
Here’s the latest situation which shows what has happened over the last couple of hours and the projection for the next hour or so. If you can see the clouds tinged in a blue colour then that’s snow, otherwise unfortunately it’s just rain. If you prefer a dedicated app then have a look at UK Snow Radar
And for a second opinion this map shows the latest showers currently moving over the UK, if they are RED or PINK then they are snow, but unfortunately if they are green then it’s likely to be only rain.
If you’d like a dedicated UK snow tracker radar app for your phone then we have one here
Latest Snow Depth Map for UK and Northern Europe
And this map shows where the snow is currently lying across the UK and Europe together with the relative depth.
If you click the “play” buttom it will then show how the lying snow levels are expected to change over the coming days.
Latest Snow Map for the World
And zooming out even further these maps show where the snow and ice is currently lying across the world according to the latest NASA observed data.
And here’s a really interesting chart that shows how the 2023 /24 snow levels for the Northern Hemisphere are comparing to the historic means.
Here’s the data in a slightly different way which shows the size of the current Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover compared to previous years.
Note that the second chart also shows the percentage difference of current snow levels versus the 1991-2020 climate norm
Again all data is courtesy of NOAA