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Britain set for white weekend

Much of Britain faces a white weekend with widespread snow storms and strong winds expected to dash Springtime plans.

The arrival of around 8cm of snow from tomorrow night is likely to affect most of England, Scotland and Wales, with only the southern coastal counties and parts of Lincolnshire and East Anglia expected to be spared.

Britain set for white weekend Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

It will be accompanied by strong winds of up to 50mph in central England, 60mph in Wales and 65 mph in Scotland.

Together with low temperatures hovering around four degrees, it continues a miserable March.Before the onslaught of snow tomorrow, the south-west of England and Wales will today endure flooding caused by heavy and persistent rain.