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Brits face white Valentine’s Day as forecast predicts five February snowstorms

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Britain faces a white Valentine’s Day as five polar freezes make February the coldest month of winter.

The Met Office has warned of snow or sleet showers for most regions as a 1,500 mile-wide ‘Arctic assault’ roars in from Wednesday.

Britain will be colder than Finland at -5C.

Its capital city Helsinki is due -3C lows.

A second chill is due to bring more snow flurries around Valentine’s Day next Monday.

And three further shivers – each with snow and nationwide below-average temperatures – are due later in February and in early March.

The month ahead is poised to be colder than December and January.

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “A plunge of Arctic air looks set to sweep down across the UK later in the week, which may well see hard frost and some snow.

“Temperatures ahead are expected to average out rather lower than through much of winter, with more frequent incursions of Arctic air.

“A wetter and chillier mix looks likely as we head into March. Late snow is a possibility.”

The Met Office warned of “colder interludes” until March 6.

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A Met Office forecaster said: “Colder conditions with wintry showers will follow to many regions by Thursday, with windy conditions in the North.

“The period to February 19 has the risk of wintry showers in the North and East, with the potential for a brief colder interlude.

“February 20 to March 6 has low pressure systems interspersed with colder interludes in the North.”

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