Bristol weather: Heavy snowfall forecast for UK could mark end of March heat wave

Bristol and South Gloucestershire could see up to 2cm or 3cm of snowfall per hour later this week over a six-hour period according to the latest weather charts from WXcharts. There’s a chance white stuff will drop in the city on Thursday, March 31, between 6 a.m. and noon according to the latest forecast.

Other forecasts indicate that the mercury will fluctuate around one degree, which means that in the event of snowfall, it may not stabilize. There has been no snow cover over Bristol yet this winter.

This follows an unusually sunny spell for March with temperatures reaching 18 degrees last week. People should prepare to swap their shorts and sunglasses for gloves and jackets as part of the drastic change.

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Another forecaster, Natweather, predicts an 86% chance of snow between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday. They also estimate that it should be -3 degrees during this time.

However, not all forecasters predict snow, with the Met Office promising cold nights but no snow.

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Heavy snowfall is expected across the region.

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Met Office forecast for the South West

Tonight and tonight:

Occasional rain showers developing this evening, mainly near the southern coasts where a few stronger gusts are possible from time to time. Rather dry over the rest of the region but still quite cloudy. Stay frost free for the vast majority. Minimum temperature 6°C.


Any rain shower near the south coast, dissipating by lunchtime. Otherwise, mist and low clouds lift, then mostly sunny spells. A secluded shower in the afternoon. Feel fresher than recently. Maximum temperature 15°C.

Outlook from Wednesday to Friday:

Mainly dry and bright on Wednesday, but rain showers arrive later. Sunny periods and showers thereafter, sometimes winter. Feeling much colder with possible overnight frosts. Getting windier.

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