While we’ve experienced poor weather recently across the UK in the form of storms and flooding, it’s not over yet with snow also on its way in some areas, including in Cumbria.

It's important to be able to prepare for snowfall so, if you're unsure if your area is affected this weekend, look no further. 

We’ve taken a look at the weather forecasts issued by both BBC and the Met Office and here’s what we found.

Will it snow in Cumbria this week?

BBC Weather

Whether you like it or not, the white stuff is on its way to Cumbria before the weekend begins, according to BBC’s weather forecast.

In Carlisle, sleet showers are expected to begin at 1am on Thursday February 24 and light snow showers are set to follow from 2am to 3am.

You should expect heavy snow showers from 4am to 7am on Thursday.

Barrow-in-Furness will see a similar weather pattern in the early hours of Thursday morning and sleet showers will continue throughout the day with strong winds.

Kendal is set to see sleet showers from 8am to 11am with Windermere following a similar pattern while Whitehaven is thought to be clear of any snowfall.

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Heavy snow showers will be seen in Workington on Thursday from 7am to 12 noon.

Penrith should expect sleet showers at 1am and light snow from 2am until 5am when snow is due to become heavy.

This heavy snow will continue in Penrith until 1pm when sleet showers return until 7pm.

Ulverston, Dalton-in-Furness, Cleator Moor, Millom and more areas in Cumbria are expected to also experience snow, hail or sleet or a combination of the three types of precipitation this week.

To find out more, enter the area into the BBC Weather site to view the weather forecast.

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Met Office

The Met Office suggests parts of the North West will see some snow this week.

In the North West weather forecast, the weather service says it will be “Much colder on Thursday with sunny spells and scattered showers, some wintry allowing for slight snow accumulations over hills. Brisk winds will make it feel bitterly cold. Maximum temperature 6 °C.”

It says the weekend will see “Showers easing Thursday night to leave a frosty start on Friday, but fine and sunny with lighter winds. Windier again over the weekend with rain possible heading into Sunday.”