‘Changeable’ weather this month as 18C scorcher to be followed by Balkan snow

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Brits will experience a wide range of weather conditions this March, say forecasters.

It comes as the latest meteorological reports show the first month of spring taking on a much more seasonal feel over the next few days, with Brits basking in temperatures hotter than Greece or the South of France over the next few days.

The coming spell of balmy weather will continue next week, where highs of 18C are being predicted by the Met Office on the south coast of England.

A Met Office forecaster said: “The south will see the best of any settled conditions and the best of the sunshine. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will most likely be in the northwest. Temperatures are expected to be mild or locally very mild.”

But anyone hoping for an end to wintry conditions will likely be disappointed, as new weather maps from independent forecaster WXCharts show a wave of snow heading towards the UK near the end of the month.

A spiral formation of persistent heavy snow will gradually move northwards after appearing around the Balkans next week, with its unusual route to the British Isles also seeing it move through the Alps.

The flakes will eventually make landfall in the north east on Tuesday 22 March, before a larger front hits the south coast of England in the early hours of Wednesday 23 March.

On the second day accumulations of 2cm per hour will be possible in Kent and some areas of the south west.

Before then, some isolated patches of snow are also expected to appear in the north of Scotland as early as Sunday, with more significant snowfall coming next Wednesday.

Tomasz Schafernaker from BBC Weather also said some "changeable" and at at times stormy weather can be expected throughout the mild weekend.

Some heavy rain is expected today (11 March) in the south, although no weather warnings have been issued.

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