Despite milder temperatures having been experienced this week, there’s a chance snow could be on its way in the next few days across Lancashire.

Whether you’re looking forward to some snow or you want to be as prepared as possible, there is a chance you might see some this week.

Here’s when parts of Lancashire can expect to see snow.

When will it snow in Lancashire?

WXCharts predicts snow on Thursday with up to 1cm per hour to fall while up to 0.6cm is expected to fall per hour on Friday in Lancashire.

Areas affected include Garstang, St Michaels on Wyre, Lancaster, Morecambe and more.

The Met Office’s weather map shows that parts of Lancashire including Lancaster, Blackpool, Preston and Burnley could see some snow and hail in the next few days.

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Snow and hail are predicted across Lancashire on Thursday with up to 4mm per hour set to fall.

Hail is due to start falling in the early hours of the morning while the first bit of snow will be noticed from 2.30pm and continue until evening.

On Friday, the Forest of Bowland area is expected to see more than 4mm per hour of snow fall at 6.30am with some also expected around 12pm and later in the evening at 9pm.

Other areas can expect up to 4mm per hour of hail on Friday morning.

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What does the Met Office’s forecast say about snow in the north west?

The Met Office’s UK long range weather forecast for February 25 to March 5 says: “It will remain changeable through Sunday and Monday with a longer spell of rain likely across the south or southwest, and a scattered few showers elsewhere.

“Temperatures will be close to average, with some night time frosts. Although near normal, these temperatures will feel like a marked contrast to the mild conditions of recent weeks.

“A generally unsettled pattern is most likely to continue through to early March bringing spells of rain across all areas at times, wettest in the west and northwest, where it'll be windy too at times.

“Temperatures generally around average though some short-lived colder interludes are possible, these more likely in the north which may allow some sleet or snow to fall to lower levels at times.”