Met Office warns of snow coming with Brits told to brace for March Arctic blast

The Met Office has warned snow could be on the horizon with Brits bracing for an Arctic freeze next month.

A number of weather forecasters have predicted the white stuff will be coming in the second week of March.

Now, the Met Office has provided a date range when wintry showers are most likely.

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In their long-range forecast for Wednesday, March 8, to Wednesday, March 22, the forecast states there is more chance of snow "earlier in the month".

It also seems millions of Brits could be impacted by some form of downpour with only north-western regions singled-out as "most likely" to be dry.

The full forecast for March 8 to March 22 reads: "In this period, spells of rain or snow, are more likely than earlier in the month, with a low chance that some wintry episodes could be disruptive, though north-western areas most likely to see the driest conditions.

"Winds could often be from a northerly or easterly direction, and temperatures are more likely to be below-average than above-average overall, but later in the month, colder air will be fighting against a strengthening sun."

Moreover, the Met Office has said there is a very small possibility of snow before then.

The February 26 to March 7 forecast states that "the likelihood of wintry showers is very low, but most possible for the far south" towards the end of that time period.

It adds: "Temperatures by day likely to be around average, by night likely a little below overall although frosts limited by cloud."

Netweather has also said snow could blast Brits in the second week of March.

In his forecast for March 6 to March 12, meteorologist Ian Simpson said there was an "above average potential" for snow.

He wrote: "We may temporarily see warmer weather develop over the British Isles around midweek as the easterly becomes replaced by a warmer west to north-westerly flow, but it looks likely to turn much colder with northerly or north-westerly winds towards the end of the week.

"Confidence in the extent to which it will turn cold and potentially snowy is low at this range, but the back end of this week has above average potential to be snowy."

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