Met Office warn of ‘snow on Sunday’ as weather maps show where it’s coming

The Met Office has warned that snow could hit parts of the UK this Sunday (March 26) as temperatures take an icy plunge.

The UK’s weather agency said that Brits should expect cold air and some wintry showers to hit the north of the UK over the coming weekend.

Their forecast for this weekend reads: "Sunny spells and scattered, heavy showers on Saturday, perhaps more persistent rain in the south later. Giving way to colder air and some wintry showers Sunday, mainly north and east."

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Weather modelling maps and data from WXCharts go further, telling Scots to expect up to 2cm of snow per hour in and around Edinburgh, while the rest of the country should expect between 0.2cm and 0.6cm per hour flurries at times.

WXCharts also expect snow to hit near Newcastle and Manchester for a brief period in the afternoon on Sunday.

The flurries are expected to form over Scotland in the morning on Sunday before drifting southward and impacting some in the north of England.

Northerly winds could see the mercury plummet to -10C in Scotland and -1C south of the border.

While the Met Office has not yet issued a weather warning for Sunday or any other day this week, the latest forecast comes just hours after forecasters warned that the mild conditions Brits have been experiencing are set to come to an end.

A large front of wintery weather, similar to that experienced earlier this month, is expected to sweep in from the north as this month comes to an end.

Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said that the UK should expect to end March on a cold note

His forecast for March 27 to April 2 reads: "With low pressure over Scandinavia, it looks likely that northerly winds will blow more frequently than usual, resulting in below average temperatures for much of the week.

"There will be plenty of dry sunny weather in western and northern parts of the UK in particular, but potential for cloudier weather for the south and east, also with some wintry showers developing at times when we get northerly and north-westerly outbreaks.

"Temperatures are forecast to be below average everywhere, probably by around 2C in most parts of the country."

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