UK weather – Long range forecast predicts Easter SNOW with 270 mile storm and plunging temperatures, Met Office warns

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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    LATEST WEATHER UPDATE

    The Met Office said: "The sunshine has returned in many places today.

    "This is especially welcome across north Wales and northwest England, where yesterday was very wet.

    "It is still cloudy in southeast England and there are a few showers in northwestern areas."

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    LADBROKES: UK 4/1 FOR HOTTEST EVER FEBRUARY DAY

    Ladbrokes believe this month will play host to the hottest February day on record.

    With temperatures continuing to rise, the bookies now make it a 4/1 shot (from 8/1) that 2019's record February temperature of 20.6% being surpassed before the month is out.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Despite a wet and windy opening few weeks to the year, things have taken a turn for the better on the weather front and with temperatures on the up, there's a chance this month plays host to the warmest February day on record."

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    BRITAIN REPORTS NO WEATHER WARNINGS AFTER MONTHS OF COLD AND WET CONDITIONS

    For the first time in what feels like weeks, there are no weather warnings in place today, for anywhere in the UK.

    This comes after months of seasonably cold, wet, and snowy weather which has battered Brits, from the north to the south.

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    MET OFFICE: 'SETTLED WEATHER' LOOKS SET TO STAY MAINLY DRY IN MARCH

    The Met Office has just tweeted: "High pressure will bring settled weather over the coming days and it looks set to stay mainly dry as we head into March."

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    TEMPERATURES REACH ALMOST 18C

    The parts of the UK hit by sunshine this afternoon are also experiencing unseasonably warm weather.

    Temperatures have reached almost 18C in some parts of eastern England this afternoon, according to the Met Office.

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    ENJOYING THE SPRING WEATHER

    Members of the St. Margaret's Bay Spartans Swimming Group head out into the Channel for a cold water swim near Dover in Kent.

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    TOMORROW'S WEATHER

    The Met Office said: "A few early mist and fog patches in the west steadily clearing.

    "A cloudy morning with some rain across Northern Isles.

    "Otherwise, fine for most places with plenty of sunshine."

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    SUNNY IN THE SOUTH THIS WEEKEND

    It's set to be a sunny few days for Brits in the south.

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will see sunshine in London as temperatures hid the mid-teens.

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    FLOODING YESTERDAY

    Flooding in Windermere in the Lake District yesterday afternoon as heavy rain and strong winds hit the region.

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    FLOODING IN ENGLAND

    There are a total of 58 flood alerts in England today – meaning that flooding is possible and locals must be prepared.

    And there are a further 2 flood warnings – which need immediate action.

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    WEATHER FOR MID TO LATE MARCH

    Looking forward, mid to late March is set to be wetter, as a more unsettled weather system makes its way to Britain.

    The Met Office said: "By mid-March and the latter period of the month, a more mobile pattern may begin to develop with an increasing likelihood of Atlantic weather systems moving across the UK, bringing wetter conditions.

    "The most unsettled conditions will likely be seen further north with the driest conditions further south.

    "Strong winds may also develop at times, particularly in the northwest, with winds likely lighter overall in the southeast. Temperatures will probably be near average overall."

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    SETTLED WEATHER IN MARCH

    "During the first week of March, many areas of the UK are likely to see a continuation of settled weather.

    "Dry conditions with clear or sunny periods are likely, especially in the south of the UK.

    "Any unsettled weather with corresponding showers or rain are most likely to occur in the north and northwest of the UK.

    "Strong winds may also affect northern and northwestern areas at times, but elsewhere winds will likely be light and, as a result, fog formation overnight may become more prevalent."

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    WEATHER THIS EVENING

    Here's the Met Office's forecast tonight.

    "Most places dry with skies clearing to allow a widespread frost and isolated fog patches.

    "Cloudier and breezier conditions across northern Scotland with a little light rain."

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    NO WEATHER WARNINGS TODAY

    For the first time in what feels like weeks, there are no weather warnings in place today, for anywhere in the UK.

    This comes after months of seasonably cold, wet, and snowy weather which has battered Brits, from the north to the south.

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    TEMPERATURES REACH ALMOST 18C

    The parts of the UK hit by sunshine this afternoon are also experiencing unseasonably warm weather.

    Temperatures have reached almost 18C in some parts of eastern England this afternoon, according to the Met Office.

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    DRY NIGHT

    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. 

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    ‘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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