An Arctic blast will sweep the UK today and send temperatures plummeting as snow falls in parts of the locked-down nation.
The sunshine and blue skies of recent days – after the coronavirus shutdown was imposed – has temporarily given way to bone-chilling conditions.
A cold blast from the Arctic swept the nation overnight and will hold its grip throughout today with temperatures struggling to climb.
It will “feel like” 0C for most of the UK today, according to Net Weather, under the teeth-chattering winds from the North Sea.
And the Met Office predicts snow could even fall in some parts of England, becoming heaviest in the south-east.
Its forecast states: “Western parts dry with sunny spells. Wintry showers affecting central and eastern areas, heaviest in the southeast.
“Windy for many, especially in the south, and feeling cold.”
BBC Weather’s forecast also states: “There will be a lot of cloud spreading across the country but also some sunshine at times.
“There will be showers, some wintry, which will mainly be in eastern areas. A cold and blustery day.”
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The cold trend looks set to continue into next week, with temperatures struggling to reach the double digits.
Most parts of the country will see largely dry, but cloudy weather with sunny spells and temperatures hovering around 9C.
BBC Weather’s forecast for Tuesday to Thursday reads: “Fairly cloudy on Tuesday with a few showers in the north and east. Winds will continue to ease for most.
“On Wednesday, the far north will see outbreaks of rain or showers, whilst the majority stay dry but mostly cloudy.
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“On Thursday, much of the UK will be largely dry but cloudy. Some brighter spells in the far north, but also some wintry showers. A windier day.”
Spells of rain are most likely to be contained to the north, while temperatures will stay near freezing at night as Brits continue to stay indoors amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
But Daily Star Online reported yesterday how there could be a mini heatwave on the horizon at the very end of the three-week shutdown.
Temperatures look set to soar into the mid-20s by the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as the country gets its first real taste of Spring.
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