UK weather forecast: Snow, ice and -7C temperatures to rock Britain this week as Met Office warns of 'winter comeback'

UK weather forecast:  Snow, ice and -7C temperatures to rock Britain this week as Met Office warns of 'winter comeback'

SUB-zero temperatures are set to sweep parts of the UK this week with the mercury plummeting to -7Cm amid snow and ice weather warnings.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued in Scotland as the UK saw an extreme change in the weather today – with more to follow from Tuesday into the coming week.

The Met Office said that no part of the country would be 'immune' from snowfall this week as as a 'winter comeback' will bring cold temperatures and wintry showers across Britain.

There will be a "massive step down" in temperatures tonight into tomorrow – as all areas across the UK approach freezing.

Grahame Madge, a spokesperson for the Met Office told the Sun Online: "The real cold is coming in late on Sunday and into Monday, and by Monday most places in UK will be subject to this Arctic plunge.

"It will be bringing wintery showers to northern England and Scotland, but we could also see wintery showers anywhere sporadically, and what we will see is likely to be hail, sleet, or snow."

Read our live blog below for the latest weather news and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: TUESDAY SET TO BE ANOTHERCOLD DAY WITH MIX OF SUNSHINE AND WINTRY SHOWERS

    The Met Office has released it's forecast for Tuesday – and the conditions are not set to improve much from a chilly Easter Monday.

    Maximum temperatures in the UK will barely hit 7C by tomorrow afternoon.

    The weather agency tweeted: "Tuesday will be another #cold day with a mix of sunshine and #wintry showers."

  • Joseph Gamp

     EASTER SUNDAY SAW HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE IN PARTS OF UK

    On Easter Sunday the highest temperature was recorded in Pershore which saw highs of 17.9C while the lowest temperature was recorded in Benson at -5.2C.

    The two towns are 63 miles apart.

    Shobdon saw 12.2 hours of sunshine yesterday while Cassley in northern Scotland got the most rainfall with 14mm recorded in just one day.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

    Sharp frost Wednesday, but sunny with wintry showers easing.

    Cloud and rain in the north moving south Thursday and Friday.

    Becoming cold to the north and windy with wintry showers.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GARDENERS ADVISED TO TAKE CARE OF WHAT PLANTS ARE OUTSIDE

    Gardeners are advised to take care of what has already been planted outside.

    Speaking to the Guardian, Guy Barter, the chief horticulturist at the Royal Horticultural Society said: “Overnight frosts in April are dreaded by gardeners.

    “Magnolia and camellia flowers are ruined, fruit blossom and young fruitlets including pears and apples are spoiled and the tender tips of potatoes will be burnt off if they appear above ground.

    “Gardener’s hearts are in their mouths through April as they anxiously scan the weather forecasts for frost warnings, ready to rush out and cover vulnerable plants to ward off damage.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR TUESDAY 6 APRIL – WARNINGS FOR SNOW AND ICE WITH WINTRY SHOWERS

    UK weather forecast for Tuesday 6 April – Warnings for snow and ice with wintery showers

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE WARNS 'WINTER NOW MAKING A COMEBACK' AS MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES DROP TO SINGLE FIGURES

    The maximuj average temperature compared to one week ago shows how Britain is slipping back into winter.

    Last Tuesday, highs of 25C were recorded in the south – but today highs of just 9C are being seen in the west of England.

    The Met Office said winter is "making a comeback" as Britain prepares for a chilly night this evening.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EASTER MONDAY HAS SEEN A 'WINTRY MIX' OF SHOWERS AND HAIL ON EAST AND WEST COASTS

    The east and west coasts of the country are likely to see a “wintry mix” of showers, which may include some hail.

    Areas away from the coast are expected to be dry and bright today, but with strong winds and below-average temperatures, largely in the mid-single figures.

    The wind will play a key factor in Monday’s weather, as while southern England may see highs of up to 7C, gusts up to 30mph may make the temperature feel closer to freezing.

    Average temperatures for this time of year are around 10 to 12C but parts of the UK saw the mercury reach nearly 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE ALONG YORKSHIRE COAST

    There is one flood warning in place at north Sea at Sandsend.

    The strong winds are forecast to cause large waves along the Yorkshire ocast.

    Massive waves and wind-blown spray are expected to affect coastal locations in the area tonight between 1am and 2:45am.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    15 FLOOD ALERTS IN PLACE ACROSS THE UK

    15 flood alerts have been issued across the UK.

    High levels of rainfall over the last 24 hours has caused flooding in areas across England.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    Showers will tend to fade away into the night inland, leading to a dry night with largely clear skies.

    Wintry showers will become mainly confined to coasts such as the North Sea, northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, as well as Wales and part of south-west England.

    Moderate north-westerly winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TEMPERATURES ON EASTER MONDAY DROP LOW WITH NORTHERLY GUSTS MAKING IT FEEL MUCH COLDER

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    GARDENERS ADVISED TO TAKE CARE OF WHAT PLANTS ARE OUTSIDE

    Gardeners are advised to take care of what has already been planted outside.

    Speaking to the Guardian, Guy Barter, the chief horticulturist at the Royal Horticultural Society said: “Overnight frosts in April are dreaded by gardeners.

    "Magnolia and camellia flowers are ruined, fruit blossom and young fruitlets including pears and apples are spoiled and the tender tips of potatoes will be burnt off if they appear above ground.

    “Gardener’s hearts are in their mouths through April as they anxiously scan the weather forecasts for frost warnings, ready to rush out and cover vulnerable plants to ward off damage.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    STORMY SEAS IN NORTHERN ENGLAND

    Heavy winds formed stormy seas this morning in Seaham, County Durham.

    The huge waves crashed against the seawall earlier today.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    COLD SNAP BAD NEWS FOR FARMERS IN MIDDLE OF LAMBING SEASON

    The cold snap today is bad news for farmers who are in the middle of lambing season.

    Phil Stocker, the chief executive of the National Sheep Association, told the Guardian that the low temperatures could bring "devastation and soul-destroying losses" during this time.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'WINTRY MIX' EXPECTED TODAY

    The east and west coasts of the country are likely to see a "wintry mix" of showers, which may include some hail.

    Areas away from the coast are expected to be dry and bright today, but with strong winds and below-average temperatures, largely in the mid-single figures.

    The wind will play a key factor in Monday's weather, as while southern England may see highs of up to 7C, gusts up to 30mph may make the temperature feel closer to freezing.

    Average temperatures for this time of year are around 10 to 12C but parts of the UK saw the mercury reach nearly 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHAT IS WIND CHILL?

    Wind chill takes into account wind speeds and humidity to assess how humans feel the temperature.

    According to the Met Office, the "feels like" temperature is different to the air temperature shown on a weather map.

    The "feels like" temperature measures the forecasted air temperature, relative humidity and the wind strength at five feet.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SNOW THIS MORNING IN OLDHAM

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FLOOD WARNING IN PLACE

    There is one flood warning in place at north Sea at Sandsend.

    The strong winds are forecast to cause large waves along the Yorkshire ocast.

    Massive waves and wind-blown spray are expected to affect coastal locations in the area tonight between 1am and 2:45am.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR THE NIGHT AHEAD – WIDESPREAD FROST

    Widespread sharp frost and although dry inland, snow and hail showers will affect northern areas and increasingly some western parts of the UK in strong winds.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SNOW FALLS IN THE UK ON EASTER MONDAY AFTER A WEEKEND OF SUNSHINE

    Parts of the UK woke up to a blanket of snow this morning as a cold snap hit the country after a weekend of sunshine.

    Yellow weather warnings have been issued by forecasters in Scotland for snow and ice as Britain braced itself for the chilliest April in 31 years.

    Forecasters have predicted a 1,000 milewide Arctic barrage bringing a -11C plunge.

    A Met Office alert has gone out over the wintry blast, which could leave two inches of snow falling at low levels and as much as six inches on higher ground.

    In North Yorkshire, Blakey Ridge painted a picturesque scene under a blanket of snow.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    OUTLOOK FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

    Sharp frost Wednesday, but sunny with wintry showers easing.

    Cloud and rain in the north moving south Thursday and Friday.

    Becoming cold to the north and windy with wintry showers.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TODAY

    Patchy rain and snow clearing southwards, then many inland areas dry and sunny, but feeling much colder in the wind.

    Frequent snow and hail showers in north with a spell of heavy snow and severe gales for Shetland this morning.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    EASTER MONDAY SNOW & RAIN CHART

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    Mr Partridge explained that a change of wind direction would bring a change in the atmosphere, leading to chilly weather.

    He said: "The air we had on Sunday came in from the south so it's pretty mild having come off the continent.

    "Overnight we'll see a cold front moving southward across the country, it's already across northern Scotland, and it'll push its way southward overnight.

    "That will introduce much, much colder air across the whole country."

    Sub-zero temperatures are expected in parts of northern England, while the mercury could drop to minus 7C in some areas of Scotland.

    Snow warnings are in place for northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm falling in higher areas.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    UK FACES 'BITTERLY COLD' DAY AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

    Monday's temperatures are expected to be up to 11C lower than during the sunshine of the Easter weekend as cold northern winds move over the country.

    Parts of the UK are expected to see the mercury fall to as low as minus 7C (19.4F) overnight as forecasters warn the country faces a "bitterly cold" day, with people waking up to snow in parts of Scotland and northern England.

    It comes after the Met Office said highs of 17.9C (64.2F) were recorded in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Easter Sunday.

    The town is expected to see temperatures of 7C (44.6F) on Monday, an 11C fall.

    Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "There'll be a drop of 11 degrees between one day and the next, so you will definitely notice it!"

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