BRITS have been warned not to be fooled by the sunny spells as the country is set to sink to subzero temperatures next month – but the Met Office dismissed reports of a “snow bomb”.
Experts rubbished claims that a massive 270-mile snowstorm is on course to hit parts of Britain next month just weeks after the current 18C warm snap.
A spokesperson said, “There is nothing like that in our immediate forecast, or in our longer 30-day outlook which can be seen on our website homepage.”
But temperatures are expected to drop to -4C, before slowly creeping up throughout the day.
WX Charts predicted a band of snow – stretching from Norfolk to Dorset – could blanket some areas and may mean Birmingham, Wales, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Dorset, could see flurries from March 9.
But the current long-range forecast from the Met Office, from February 27 to March 8, suggests drier and settled conditions are in store, but warns there could be some cold nights.
The forecast anticipates that: “During the last few days of February and the first week of March, many areas of the UK are likely to see more settled conditions.
“Dry conditions with clear or sunny periods are likely, especially in the south of the UK. Any unsettled weather with corresponding showers or rain are most likely to occur in the north and northwest of the UK.
Meanwhile, this weekend will see the mercury rise to double digits. Parts of southern England are to reach highs of 12C on Saturday while areas in Scotland will see 10C.
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