AS snow drizzled over some parts of Hampshire this week, the question on everyone's mind is, will there be snow in Basingstoke over the weekend?

The Met Office has forecast sunshine this morning (Friday 7 January), with cloud moving in towards the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of five degrees.

The Met Office said: "Mainly dry with sunny spells this morning. Scattered showers will arrive this afternoon, these turning more persistent for a time across the west, and also perhaps wintry on hills. Breezy and feeling cold. Maximum temperature 6 °C."


Rain is forecast throughout the day tomorrow ( Saturday 8 January), with a maximum temperature of 10 degrees.

The Met office said: "Outbreaks of rain will persist for much of the day, sometimes heavy, especially through the afternoon. Later clearer and showers conditions arrive. Becoming windy, and temporarily milder. Maximum temperature 10 °C."

This Sunday the temperature is forecast for lower to seven degrees, with sunny spells set to brighten up the day, but there is no snow forecast over the weekend.

The Met Office said: "Sunday mainly dry with sunny spells, breezy, average temperatures. Monday cloudier and milder, mainly dry. Tuesday patchy light rain and drizzle gradually clearing. Then colder, brighter and drier conditions follow."

A Met Office spokesperson said: There is a chance that showers could be wintry – snow or sleet – over high ground today and possibly tomorrow, but temperatures will rise over the next reducing the risk of snow across much of the country."

Weatherman Andy Simmonds said: " A deepening North Atlantic weather system will crash into the British Isles this weekend. This will usher in a short-lived unsettled spell with showers or more general rain for a time as weather fronts push across Hampshire."

"Some of the precipitation will be heavy and possibly accompanied by windy conditions.Temperatures in double figures by day and single digits at night. Next week I am expecting high pressure to build-in across our patch bringing much drier weather. However, it will turn colder with overnight frosts particularly in rural parts of the region."