Weather forecasters are predicting snowfall after a mini-heatwave brought joy to much of the country earlier this week. The Met Office says that Britain will experience cooler and cloudier weather from tomorrow (Monday, March 28).
Temperatures during the day will likely reach single digits in some parts of the UK, experts say, as a cold front heads towards us from the Arctic – despite many catching sun tans following gloriously warm temperatures as high as 20 degrees celsius earlier this week.
The parts of the country expected to see some snowfall include parts of Scotland and the north of England, mainly in the hilly and mountainous areas, according to the Met Office.
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In London specifically, over the next few days, the capital will see sunny spells, but temperatures are predicted to drop to a maximum of 14 degrees celsius. Later in the week, there is a risk of showers, and wind speeds are also set to pick up as we reach the weekend.
The long-range UK weather forecast from April 1 to 10 for London reads: “High pressure to the west of the UK and Ireland will mean northerly winds will bring a cold start to the period. Showers, likely wintry at times, will affect many northern and eastern areas.
“These showers could be heavy at times. Elsewhere, many areas are likely to be dry, with frost widespread by night. High pressure is likely to decline through the weekend, with spells of rain possibly pushing southeast across the country by the end of the weekend or the beginning of the following week.
“Further spells of rain, with milder temperatures, interspersed with colder, showery interludes, will likely follow for the rest of the period. Some strong winds are likely at times too.”
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Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill told the PA news agency: “Wednesday will be the most extreme in terms of wintry weather, as a cold stream of air will start to push southwards bringing unpredictable wet and windy conditions, even snow or sleet.
“It will be markedly colder than what we’ve just seen, daytime temperatures falling by half, and some areas will even struggle to hit 8C (46.4F), which will signify the biggest change in conditions.
“Overnight into Thursday and Friday, many areas will fall considerably lower than freezing, towards minus 4C (24.8F) and minus 5C (23F). It looks like most places will be impacted, parts of northern England, northern Wales and central England are expected to be the worst affected.
“This wintry weather could even push into southern areas of England and Wales, which isn’t unusual, it is normal to have colder weather in April, but it’s far from the sunny, warm days seen last week.”
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