Snow UK: is it going to snow next week, Met Office weather forecast, temperatures - end of March forecast

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The country will become colder, cloudier and more unsettled this week, bringing the risk of wintry weather

The clocks may have just changed, heralding the arrival of British Summer Time, but snow could fall in parts of the UK this week with temperatures set to plummet over the coming days, forecasters say.

The Met Office said the country will become colder, cloudier and more unsettled from Monday (28 March), bringing the risk of wintry weather in the middle of the week.

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Temperatures during the day will halve from the highs reached last week and fall below freezing overnight as a cold front pushes down from the north.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

When might it snow?

Alex Burkill, a Met Office forecaster, said Wednesday (30 March) will be “the most extreme” in terms of “wintry weather”.

“A cold stream of air will start to push southwards bringing unpredictable wet and windy conditions, even snow or sleet,” he said.

“It will be markedly colder than what we’ve just seen, daytime temperatures falling by half, and some areas will even struggle to hit 8C (46.4F), which will signify the biggest change in conditions.

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“Overnight into Thursday and Friday, many areas will fall considerably lower than freezing, towards minus 4C (24.8F) and minus 5C (23F)

“It looks like most places will be impacted, parts of northern England, northern Wales and central England are expected to be the worst affected.”

It comes after many areas basked in glorious sunshine and highs of 20C (68F) last week.

“This wintry weather could even push into southern areas of England and Wales, which isn’t unusual, it is normal to have colder weather in April, but it’s far from the sunny, warm days seen last week.”

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Is warmer weather on the way?

However, colder weather isn’t expected to last all that long, and as we head into April, some forecasters are even predicting an upcoming heatwave.

Temperatures are expected to soar in April reaching highs of 28C in the coming weeks, as forecasters predict the hot weather will arrive early this year.

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of Weather Trending said: “Spring will be in the air, with a gentle breeze from the warming continent and temperatures rising through the teens.”

However, it’s worth remembering that weather gets even more difficult to predict the further into the future you look.

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Into April, the Met Office says “conditions are likely to become more changeable”, with “spells of drier weather interspersed with showers or longer periods of rainfall.”

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