Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2024

UK cold weather: Weather maps reveal exact date 550-mile snow bomb could batter Britain | Weather | News

appear to have identified a coming cold spell that could tip out across the country later this month.

Recent forecasts have highlighted the wet and cold start to March, with rain cascading across the country under temperatures stubbornly sticking in the low single figures.

Some precipitation falling over the UK has been dotted with snow, with smaller, more isolated flurries developing in Scotland, over the Cairngorms.

While that snow failed to move off high ground, it could before the end of this month, charts suggest.

Maps have pictured a more than 500-mile-long system descending on the country, but whether it actually develops is currently unclear.

The latest map from WXCharts forecasting March 24 shows a wall of snow stretching from Scotland to Birmingham.

While it expands 550 miles south of Thurso, the system is not expected to create much snow.

The same chart shows maximum totals of 2cm per hour in the south, and up to 6cm in Scotland, only over the highest ground.

The forecast is subject to change, however, as more distant forecasts are more difficult to track.

Long-range forecasts from the Met Office – which warns the “chaotic atmosphere” over the Atlantic can quickly shift conditions – have predicted that, between March 15 and 24, UK conditions will be mild and wet.

The forecast predicted: “From the end of the week a broadly unsettled pattern continues.

“Friday likely seeing longer spells of rain clearing northern areas whilst showers, sometimes heavy with thunderstorms developing elsewhere, though some brighter spells at times and clearing skies overnight.”

The long-range forecast added that temperatures would likely feel “mild” for people in areas outside the “fresh winds”.

It continues: “Through the weekend, further bands of rain are expected to push in from the west and southwest, breaking to showers at times.

“Into the new week, temperatures trend down toward average for the time of year as the broadly unsettled pattern continues with periods of rain, heaviest in western areas push across the country to be followed by occasional showers, with a risk of thunderstorms mainly in the south.”

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