A ‘SNOWBOMB’ will hit Britain next week, according to the latest weather charts.
A smattering of the white stuff is expected over the coming days before four inches an HOUR coats some parts come March 11.
Maps from WXCharts show snow in the Scottish Highlands from this morning, spreading further south throughout the day.
It will continue to fall for the rest of the week, with a particularly heavy dump over the Cairngorms on Sunday.
But the real downpour will hit on March 11, enveloping most of Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland and western Wales.
Forecasters reckon four inches and hour will fall in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and the Lake District.
Wrexham, Liverpool and Blackpool will also see more snow than other areas during the flurry.
Then yet more blizzard conditions are expected on March 12 through to March 17, the latest date meteorologists can predict for.
While the Met Office expects wind, rain and fog, it does not currently have snow in its long-range forecast.
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Temperatures will plunge during the big hit, dropping as low as -4C on March 10.
And the chilly snap will arrive as Storm Gladys brings frost and a “wintry blast” – just as the UK moves into spring.
It will be the next named storm of the year, following the weather damage and disruption of Malik, Corrie, Dudley, Eunice and Franklin.