OVER the weekend Hampshire enjoyed blue skies and sunshine but forecasters have warned spring like weather will not be around for long.

According to AccuWeather, sub zero temperatures and snow showers will hit the region this month.

Temperatures as low as -2 degrees Celsius could be felt across much of the county, with snow predicted to fall on March 16.

The unsettled cold snap will also bring thunderstorms and rain and cloudy grey days.

AccuWeather predicts temperatures to drop towards the end of this week with lows of -2 degrees Celsius on Saturday (March 6).

Whilst temperatures will rise slightly over the next few weeks, snow is forecast for March 16, followed by rain and the chance of a thunderstorms in the southern areas of Hampshire.

Here is the latest Met Office weather forecast in full:


Extensive low cloud and any fog patches through the morning will gradually lift and break through the day. Good spells of sunshine possible by the afternoon, and feeling mild. Maximum temperature 13 °C.


Low cloud returning overnight, along with mist and fog patches. The odd patch of frost possible where any clearer spells prevail. Staying dry with light winds. Minimum temperature 1 °C.


Early mist and fog patches lifting with some early brighter spells for most. Cloud soon thickening from the southwest, however with outbreaks of rain spreading northeast, heavy at times. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy Thursday with outbreaks of rain. These clearing south to colder and clearer conditions later. Dry, with sunny spells Friday and Saturday, but feeling rather cold with overnight frost.

Saturday March 6 - Monday March 15

High pressure is expected to dominate at first, centred over England bringing dry and rather cold conditions over the bulk of the UK. Cloud and spells of rain will gradually push into the far northwest during Saturday. Most areas staying fine and dry with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling rather cold, with widespread overnight frosts. Southern and eastern areas remaining dry and settled for a time, with a risk of mist and fog patches. A trend towards more unsettled conditions across the UK is likely from early next week, with spells of rain and showers but also some drier interludes at times. Temperatures trending from rather cold to around average.