Brits set to be blasted with ‘Crctic dome’ this week, Met Office warns

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Snow and ice could hit the UK by the end of this week as the Met Office has warned of a 2,000-mile wide "Arctic dome" of cold air.

The news comes after Britain basked in the first signs of spring with 17C sun in parts of the country but the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

An Arctic blast is due to bring snow and a sub-zero freeze towards the end of the week.

Temperatures will plummet across Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester, who all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

It has predicted a 30 to 85% chance of the white stuff.

London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

Temperatures in the South East could hit a low of between -3 and -5C as cold air comes in from the North East.

According to the forecast for Wednesday (March 17), weather conditions have already started to turn colder.

Tuesday (March 16) was the warmest day of 2021 so far but it's quickly turned with it getting cloudier in the north and eastern areas, with showers expected in the northwest and southeast.

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However, the Met Office has offered higher hopes for the weather as we go into April.

Next month the UK will see more settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur, according to the Met Office.

The weather in the northwest will be changeable and unsettled, and there is a slight possibility that some of the wet and windy weather may push southwards into central areas at times, allowing clearer but showery weather into the northwest.

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Conditions look to be drier than average for most.

Temperatures are expected to be near or milder than average, with any cooler interludes likely to be short-lived, and mostly in the north.

With the year progressing and temperatures warming, there is an increased chance of afternoon showers, even in the settled southeast.

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