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Met Office’s verdict on snow next week as Arctic blast could bring lows of -7C

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Met Office’s verdict on snow next week as Arctic blast could bring lows of -7C

February’s warm spell is coming to an end – and some parts of the country could see snow next week. The Met Office’s forecast for February 25 to March 5 predicts ‘sleet or snow to fall to lower levels’ in northern England.

‘Short-lived colder interludes’ are also possible as WX Charts’ maps show temperatures could plunge to -7C in some parts of the country. The charts, which use Met Desk data, show flurries are likely in parts of western Scotland, Manchester, Yorkshire and northern Wales.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast for February 25 to March 5 says: “It will remain changeable through Sunday and Monday with a longer spell of rain likely across the south or southwest, and a scattered few showers elsewhere. Temperatures will be close to average, with some night time frosts.

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“Although near normal, these temperatures will feel like a marked contrast to the mild conditions of recent weeks. A generally unsettled pattern is most likely to continue through to early March bringing spells of rain across all areas at times, wettest in the west and northwest, where it’ll be windy too at times.

“Temperatures generally around average though some short-lived colder interludes are possible, these more likely in the north which may allow some sleet or snow to fall to lower levels at times.”

Meanwhile, weather warnings are in place today (Wednesday, February 21) as downpours are set to batter Bristol and the West Country. The heaviest rain is expected between 6am to 2pm.

Flooding and disruption to public transport are expected during these hours. The alert warns:

  • Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services
  • A few homes and businesses flooded
  • Bus and train services affected with journeys taking longer

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