THE UK is set to be blasted with snow and heavy rain again today as the cold snap continues to grip the country.

Weather forecasters said Brits would wake up to miserable weather with snow, rain and frost across several parts of the country.



According to the Met Office, the white stuff will move over hills in the north of the country with rain moving north-east across much of England and Wales.

Temperatures will remain low on Thursday until the weekend, with more showers and some longer spells of rain expected.

Dry and sunny spells are expected later in the week.

It comes as forecasters said March is set for another barrage of beastly weather in the UK, as icy winds go hand-in-hand with snow and plunging temperatures.

Weather forecasters say the freezing conditions are "roaring in" from Greenland with lows of -9C.

The Met Office said snow flurries are expected on hills and at lower levels in Scotland during the week.

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The fourth storm-battered weekend in a row saw five inches of rain from Storm Jorge, with the highest totals in mid-Wales, and up to a foot of snow in Scotland.

Hurricane-force 90mph gusts hit the Isle of Wight, with gusts just off Ireland hitting 102mph – the strongest in the world on Saturday.

And 40ft waves were shown on maps offshore.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It's going from bad to worse, with more rain topping up rivers. The weather is in no hurry to leap into spring.

“Jorge really wound itself up, with explosive cyclogenesis and a pounding for the UK.

“Cold air coming straight down from Greenland means temperatures close to the coldest of winter from Sunday night to Tuesday night, with down to -9C in Scotland over lying snow, -6C in northern England and -4C in the South.

“Snow in the week is likely in northern England and Scotland, with a chance to lower levels. Central and southern areas may have occasional hill snow, including on the North and South Downs.

“There are ice risks in places and Wednesday into Thursday is forecast more rain and gusts up to 50-60mph in the South. It stays wet, windy and chilly into next weekend.”




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