BRITS should brace themselves for a white Easter with long range weather forecasts predicting more snow on its way.
A massive 270 mile “snow bomb” storm is on course to hit parts of Britain next month – just weeks after the current 18C warm snap.
WX Charts predicts a band of snow – stretching from Norfolk to Dorset – could blanket some areas and may mean Birmingham, Wales, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Dorset, could see flurries from March 9.
And the wintry weather could even continue into April, with the Met Office saying “a white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas”.
Meteorologist Grahame Madge told SomersetLive: “It’s possible that we could get snow in March. In fact, it’s more likely we will get snow in March than in December.”
“I can see the weather system that is causing the excitement, but it’s too far away and too uncertain to have any indication yet,” he added.
“It is unlikely to see an easterly weather front coming across, but a white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas.”
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Most places across the country will be dry tonight with skies clearing to allow a widespread frost and isolated fog patches, the Met Office says.
It will be cloudier and there will be breezier conditions across northern Scotland with a little light rain.
There will be some early mist and fog patches in the west steadily clearing.
CLOUD AND RAIN
THERE will be cloud and outbreaks of rain today which will slowly clear from southeast England.
Elsewhere, it will be dry with sunny spells mainly.
There will also be some blustery showers affecting the northwest at times
HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR
BRITS basked in sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far yesterday as mercury reached a scorching 18C today.
Parts of the UK were hotter than Madrid – just weeks after the country was battered by wintery snow, wind and torrential rain.#
Wednesday was officially the warmest day of the year – after temperatures reached 18C in Weybourne, Norfolk.
THE DAY AHEAD – FORECAST FOR THURSDAY
Today will be dry for most with a mixture of spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud cover.
There will be a few showers across western areas and these will be more numerous across western Scotland.
More cloud across southern and south-east England and Scotland with spots of drizzle.
PARTS OF THE UK LASHED WITH RAIN
Meanwhile, other parts of the UK are been pummelled with rain, with four inches of rain recorded over the last 24 hours.
Weather warnings for rain remain in force across Cumbria and north Wales this afternoon.
‘NOTICEABLE CHANGE’ TO THE WEATHER THIS WEEK
Brits in the south will have milder weather this week – with temperatures in double figures.
Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “A few days of milder temperatures are forecast.
“Through the week we’re into double figures (in Celsius) for many places, including parts of Scotland.
“It will be a noticeable change from what we’ve had in recent weeks.”
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