Met Office reveals exact date snow to hit this month in late winter blast

1 March 2024, 10:18

Snow could hit later this week
Snow could hit later this week. Picture: Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

The Met Office has revealed the exact date Brits could be hit with a wall of snow later this month in a late winter blast.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Its long-range forecast, which runs from March 14 to 29, reveals that winds coming from the north and east could bring "wintry hazards".

This means there is a chance Brits will face snow and ice in this period, the Met Office said.

Snow in Derbyshire
Snow in Derbyshire. Picture: Alamy

They did add, however, that the risk of snow and ice is likely to decrease as the month progresses.

"The wettest conditions are most likely to be in the south, with northern areas drier overall," it goes on.

"Overall temperatures are more likely to be near or below average, though some warmer days are still possible at times."

Read More: UK to be battered by 15 hours of rain, with yellow weather warning issued - is your area affected?

Read More: Halfords slashes profits guidance as wet weather drags on sales

It comes as much of the UK faces several days of heavy rain, starting from today.

The Met Office says this will continue through the weekend, with just brief brighter spells.

It's weekend forecast reads: "Remaining unsettled on Saturday with further outbreaks of rain and showers, these often wintry over the hills.

"Some brighter interludes, but still feeling cold, although winds gradually easing."