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UK Weather Forecast: Met Office Warns Storm Stella Is On The Way

She's blustering her way over the pond right now.

15/03/2017 12:06 | Updated 15 March 2017

Lap up that sunshine folks, because winter storm Stella is blustering her way over the pond as we speak.

The remnants of the storm, which brought blizzards and some of the deepest snowfalls of the year to the north eastern United States, will be arriving over Britain by the end of the week.

In the run up, it will be wetter by Thursday, particularly in the north west as a front with cool air behind it triggers short, sharp showers. The south east will remain dry but with some lingering cloud.

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A woman makes her way across snowy streets in New York during Storm Stella 

By Friday things will have noticeably changed and it will be much wetter and windier – though as yet no weather warnings have been issued (this is of course, subject to change.)

While the mercury was predicted to nudge 18C and even 19C in places on Tuesday, making Britain as hot as Ibiza and hotter than Marrakech, temperatures will be dropping to 8/9C in Scotland and down to 9/10 in the Midlands. The south will stay in double figures of 11/12 on Saturday, possibly reaching 14C on Sunday. 

The hottest day of the year so far was on February 20th, with Kew Gardens and Northolt in London nudging 18.3C.

Preliminary statistics from the Met Office show the 2016/17 winter has been dry and mild compared to the long-term average, and indeed early February figures show a milder than average month to end the season.

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