Snow warning for the Isle of Wight

The Met Office is predicting snow for huge swathes of the United Kingdom this weekend as Siberian winds sweep in bringing up to 10cm of snow for London and the South East.

Highs of 2C are now forecast over the weekend.

Have a look at this video from the Met Office to find out what's in store.

The Met Office has today (Wednesday) officially put a weather warning for snow in place for Sunday across the region.

Forecasters are predicting that rain will turn to snow on higher ground across much of the east of the United Kingdom on Friday evening and into Saturday.

The first warning covers Lincolnshire from Friday at 5pm to Saturday at 9am.

A Met Office statement said: "A band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow to lower levels through Friday evening and overnight into Saturday".

The cold snap is not expected to be as brutal or as long as two weeks ago when the mercury dipped to minus double digit figures. In some rural areas temperatures may struggle to climb above zero.

BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich warned weather watchers of the un-springlike temperatures ahead.

A cold easterly airflow is expected to develop during the coming weekend and is likely to last until early next week.

Liam Dutton, Channel 4 News' weatherman took to Twitter on March 11 and said: "Another burst of Siberian air may push westwards over Europe next weekend".

The UK is not the only part of the world to be facing unseasonable weather two weeks after the meteorological start of spring, with the third major storm in two weeks burying some towns in northeastern USA under up to two feet (60cm) of snow on Tuesday.

"Winter isn't quite done with us yet".

Vanessa Coleman

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