Snow maps show 1,000km blizzard to hit Brits in March with 3cm per hour flurry

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    A snow storm bringing 3cm per hour of the white stuff has been forecast to blast Brits next month.

    Earlier this week, a number of weather forecasters warned that the UK could see some Arctic conditions in March.

    Looking as far ahead as March 14, the Met Office said there was a "small possibility" of much colder temperatures than usual bringing "wintry weather".

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    Netweather forecaster Ian Simpson wrote in his long-range forecast: "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."

    Now, advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts have been able to pinpoint the exact date and extent of the snow that could come next month.

    It looks like we won't have to wait very long either, with a snow front appearing to make landfall in the south-east in the early hours of March 1.

    London, Southampton and Cardiff are just some of the cities that might be in for an early morning dumping at around 6am.

    As the day progresses the Arctic weather front appears to slalom up the country, potentially impacting millions of Brits.

    WX Charts' maps predict that by midday the blizzard could span some 1000km, reaching from the south coast of England to the far north of Scotland.

    The south-west, Wales, the Midlands, northern England and Scotland all look to be impacted by the upcoming freeze.

    Areas of light purple inside dark purple indicate snow falling at a rate of at least 3cm per hour in the north-east and north-west, with Manchester and Newcastle in the firing line.

    Luckily, by 6pm the snow should drift away to the west, with light flurries remaining in rural Wales and Northern Ireland in the evening.

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