Exact date 'disruptive' snow will hit north and east of England revealed by Met Office | The Sun

THE Met Office have revealed the exact date 'disruptive' snow will hit parts of England.

Brits are braced for more chilly weather as an upcoming cold snap sees temperatures plunge.

And Met Office forecasters have now given their verdict on whether snow could hit the nation.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said that air currents could "lead to some disruptive snow in places next week".

Northern and eastern areas are likely to be worst affected, he added.

The white stuff could hit Scotland from Saturday and then come down into parts of England afterwards, according to the forecaster.

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A less likely outcome from this jet-stream pattern would meanwhile see more cold weather "fully spread" across all of the country.

However Mr McGivern added that it was "difficult to put further details" on this because it came down to "very fine margins".

The potential snowy conditions are due to areas of low pressure mixing with cold air.

In its long-range forecast for March 3 to March 12, the Met Office also predicts a "small possibility" of snow southwards in the days that follow.

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Today's weather sees mostly light showers in some pockets, mainly in north-eastern areas.

The South may also experience some light showers that will become more frequent towards the South East later in the week.

Breezy conditions are expected first, with a few coastal showers.

Temperatures are expected to remain rather cold with some overnight frost.

It comes after the forecaster warned of "wintry showers" hitting the nation today.

Showers will hit much of England today with the Met Office previously predicting that some could turn wintry.

The Met Office's long-range weather forecast stated that from Thursday onwards “showers, possibly wintry, are expected for the north and east at times, especially for coastal areas.”

Temperatures will be “generally rather cold” with “an increased likelihood of wintry showers in the north and east” and the “small possibility of more organised rain or snow spreading southwards”.

Brits have already been bracing themselves for freezing conditions after warnings of the Arctic 'Beast from the East'.

A cold spell in the second week of March is expected due to a phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming, which began in mid February.

Met Office weather forecaster Tom Morgan said: “It does look like the month will begin on the cold side. There is quite a chilly week to come.

“From next weekend onwards there are some small indications we will see winds switch to a northerly direction and that will bring much colder conditions southwards.

"It is going to be Scotland and the north eastern parts of the UK that are likely to see any snow.

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“But at this stage it is quite finely balanced. We could start to see a bit more of milder Atlantic flow develop from the middle part of the month onwards.

"It is too early to say but it does look like at the moment that March has a slightly higher chance of being a colder month than a milder month.”

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