UK weather
Met Office forecasts eight inches of snowfall across the country.Reuters

Britain is expected to be hit by up to eight inches of snowfall tomorrow ( 28 February) the Met Office reports.

A severe weather warning has been issued as snow is expected to sweep across large parts of England and Wales causing widespread disruption to roads and railways.

The Met Office website states: "A yellow warning means that there is a strong possibility of snow and that people need to be aware of potentially dangerous conditions.

"Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days."

"You should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays or the disruption of your day to day activities," the Met Office advises.

Scotland will escape the wintry weather which is expected to hit the Midlands, the South East, the South West and Wales.

Dan Williams, of the Met Office, said: "Areas in the South East and West as well as the south west Midlands may see some slushy snow. Towards Bristol and Wales is also similar.

"We were expecting more but we've revised our predictions. The yellow warning is in place from 2am till 3pm on Friday.

"It's likely to be slushy snow, we doubt it'll settle. We're not expecting it to be too widespread but people should look at the warning on our website.

"We might also see some slushy showers but I have to say it isn't unusual for this time of year. Temperatures are cooler than they have been earlier this month but this isn't out of the ordinary. We're looking at average daytime temperatures."

The country has recently been experiencing seasonal spring weather, offering a respite from months of heavy downpours and storms that have battered the UK, causing widespread flooding, in what has been called the wettest winter on record.

While February 28 officially marks the final day ofwinter, many parts of the country will see their first snow of the season.