Met Office among weather forecasters warning of snow blast coming to UK in March

The Met Office is among the weather forecasters warning that snow could hit the UK in March.

We have already seen widespread snow this year with up to six inches falling in some parts in January when the mercury dropped as low as -10C.

There have also been a handful of flurries over higher ground this month.

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Last week, the Met Office said a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event looks likely to strike – the same weather event that led to the so-called 'Beast from the East' snow storm in 2018.

It also insisted this did not mean snow was coming.

However, now the Met Office has admitted there is a risk of "wintry weather" in the upcoming month.

In a long-range forecast looking as far ahead as March 14, the Met Office said high pressure in the north and low pressure in the south will create a split in conditions.

It explained: "Into March, high pressure is expected to develop to the north of the UK and low pressure to the south. This is likely to introduce a north-south split, with drier conditions across the north and wetter conditions in the south.

"Temperatures expected to be mostly around average, but a period of colder or much colder temperatures remains a small possibility and could bring spells of wintry weather."

Netweather also reckons there is a chance of wintry conditions next month.

Forecaster Ian Simpson wrote in his forecast for February 27 to March 5: "As this week progresses, we will see an increasing chance of some cold northerly winds setting in for a time, followed by a build of pressure to the north and easterly winds, though there is some uncertainty over whether we will see easterlies towards the end of this week or not until afterwards.

"It is too far out to have much confidence in snowfall amounts but any northerly outbreaks have a chance of bringing wintry showers especially to northern and eastern parts of the UK."

James Madden from Exacta Weather thinks much of the next month could see Arctic conditions.

In a post discussing the SSW, he said: "These long term changes are therefore favourable to bring a prolonged run of cold northerly and easterly winds from the final third of this month and into MUCH of March.

"The cold conditions will also be accompanied by multiple widespread snow events within this period and NOT from NEXT WEEK, but the week starting 20th February."

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