Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2021

Long range forecast: Sub-zero conditions to return as snow not ‘ruled out’ for March | Weather | News

New weather charts show a new high-pressure system will slam into Britain in early March causing temperatures to fall below freezing. Temperatures will also plummet to as low as -2 across northern England on March 7, WXCharts minimum temperature charts reveal.

Minimum lows of -1 and 0 will also hit most parts of England and Wales on the same day whilst the mercury will be slightly higher in Scotland after weeks of snowy and cold conditions.

A Met Office spokesperson also suggested early March could see snow return stressing it was “more likely” to occur closer to Easter than at Christmas.

The spokesperson told snowy conditions during March were “not going” to be ruled out “meteorologically.”

They said: “March generally has more days of snow than November so it’s perhaps not surprising if we get colder weather.”

The Met Office added there was a “signal for higher than average pressure to sit close to or over the UK” in early March.

This, a spokesperson continued, could lead to “an increased likelihood of overnight frosts and a risk of wintry hazards, such as snow and ice.”

It comes as wintry conditions hit the UK in early February when temperatures plummeted to -8C in parts of Eastern England and as low as -23.0 C in Braemar, Scotland.

However, temperatures are expected to warm up for the latter half of February with more spells of sunshine and showers likely to occur.

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Going into next week, Monday will be largely dull with cloudy skies and there will be outbreaks of rain across parts of England.

There will be sunny spells across the north-west of England but a threat of showers later.

It comes as heavy rainfall blocked railway lines and triggered a host of flood alerts as some parts of the UK were hit by more than a month’s worth of rain in a 26-hour period today.

A stretch of six Met Office weather warnings covering mostly western areas from Scotland south to Plymouth are in place until this evening.

Senior Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said 127.6mm of rain fell at Llyn-y-Fan, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, between 6am on Friday and 8am on Saturday, and 115mm dropped at Treherbert in Mid-Glamorgan.


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