Mega 18-hour UK snow blitz brewing could bring 5cm per hour one day next month

Snow looks to be heading to the UK in just a matter of days, with the white stuff falling at a rate of 5cm per hour in some places, according to forecasters.

A blizzard has been tracked to bombard the country at the start of next month, with millions of Brits possibly in the firing line.

Advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts show some hints of snow in eastern regions on Friday, March 3, but things really look to kick off on Monday, March 6.

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Moving in from the North Sea, the snowstorm stretches from Southampton to Newcastle, with the most intense flurries between Birmingham and London where 5cm could be falling per hour.

The storm will also see intense rains in the south-west and Wales. WX Charts reckon some places will see precipitation at a rate of 5mm per hour.

It won't be until some 18 hours after the first snowfall that the storm dissipates, according to the weather maps.

Forecasters at Netweather have also warned of the possibility of snow coming next month.

Part of their long-range forecast reads: "It is too far out to have much confidence in snowfall amounts but any northerly outbreaks have a chance of bringing wintry showers especially to northern and eastern parts of the UK."

The Met Office is yet to forecast snow from March 6 but admitted there is a chance of "colder than average conditions".

Their outlook for March 6 to March 20 reads: "High pressure is expected to dominate at the start of the period, with any more unsettled weather most likely across the far north and northwest.

"However, low pressure could develop to the south of the UK by the middle of the month, bringing more widespread changeable conditions.

"Temperatures expected to be generally around average to begin, with the risk of colder nights throughout the period.

"There is an increasing chance of some colder than average conditions developing as the month progresses, although confidence remains low."

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