You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

UK weather: White Easter as snow set to make comeback and freezing temperatures return

Mirror logo Mirror 02/03/2021 Craig Williams & Georgia Diebelius

Heavy snowstorms that battered the UK during Storm Darcy last month could be set to make a come back.

Forecasters are warning Brits not to get ready for spring just yet as freezing temperatures are set to return.

Temperatures as low as -4C could be felt across much of the country, with snow predicted to fall on March 12.

New weather charts suggest there is a likelihood of up to 50 per cent chance of snow falling across northern Scotland, with a 10-25 per cent chance across the rest of the country.

a car covered in snow: Temperatures as low as -4C could be felt across much of the country © PA Temperatures as low as -4C could be felt across much of the country

The snow is likely to hit the north of England and Scotland according to the forecast, but temperatures will drop across the country.

Even in the south of England overnight temperatures look set to drop below freezing.

According to the forecast the temperatures are set to drop from Monday, March 8, with it gradually becoming cooler for the next week.

The latest freezing weather means a white Easter is looking likely for Brits up and down the country.

Met Office forecaster Graham Madge told SomersetLive  : "A white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas.

a person riding skis down a snow covered street: People walk through a snow-covered street in Braemar © REUTERS People walk through a snow-covered street in Braemar

"It’s possible that we could get snow in March, in fact, it's more likely we will get snow in March than in December."

The Met Office also revealed yesterday that interestingly, the UK has seen the highest and lowest temperatures of the winter season in February.

Cold conditions from the east brought low temperatures down to the lowest of -23.0C at Braemar (Aberdeenshire) on February 11.

This was followed by a southerly flow bringing warm weather from the Canaries and Africa leading to the season’s highest temperature of 18.4C at Santon Downham (Suffolk) on February 24.

The ominous outlook for later this week is a far cry from the weekend, which saw February end with spring-like sunshine.

The warm temperatures saw outdoor spaces fill up despite government advice to continue following Covid restrictions.

Officials had warned people in England only to go out for 'essential' reasons - alone, with their household or 'bubble', or one other person - and resist the temptation to take socialising in the sun too far.

Headline:

Dull and misty in east, sunshine developing south and west.

Today:

Many places will start dull and misty with some fog over hills and near North Sea coasts. Cloud lifting and breaking across southern and western parts, to allow sunny spells. Remaining cold under the cloud in north-east England.

Tonight:

Low cloud becoming more extensive again, with some areas of thick fog developing across eastern and central England. Clearer skies and frost in the north-west. Showers into south-western parts.

Wednesday:

Showers in south-west moving further north-east into Wales and central and south-east England, some heavy towards the west. Low cloud and fog slow to lift across central and eastern areas.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy with showery rain for southern areas Thursday morning, clearing south-eastwards. Elsewhere a band of light rain moves south bringing colder, clearer weather for all by Friday. Frosts becoming widespread.

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from The Mirror

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon