The UK has seen a string of warm and sunny days lately giving us false hope that the summer weather will last, but temperatures are set to drop across the country
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The UK will continue to bask in mild climes for a few more days, but temperatures are expected to drop and snow is likely to even fall in some parts before next weekend, forecasters say.
The UK has been enjoying a string of warm and sunny days lately, giving us false hope of summer weather here.
There were glorious temperatures of 19ºC and 20ºC in some places with seemingly endless sunshine.
But forecasters say sunshine conditions will put an end to that by Saturday or Sunday.
People will “get a taste of most seasons within days,” a Met Office forecaster said, as above-average summer weather gives way to wintry conditions.
The clocks are put forward to Sunday overnight and herald British summer time.
Glasgow is set to see the temperature drop by half, from 18.7C on Saturday to just 8C by Thursday.
Hill snow is expected to affect some parts of Scotland by Tuesday night and possibly the Pennines and Welsh mountains by Wednesday, meteorologist Marco Petagna said.
He said: “We’ll get a taste of most of the seasons within a few days.”
Britain was bathed in sunshine and blue skies again on Saturday as a warm and dry spell continued.
Mercury peaked at 20.5C in Porthmadog in Wales and much of the country is likely to see temperatures return to the mid to high teens on Sunday.
Greater cloud cover in central and eastern England will mean temperatures have dropped by a few degrees, Mr Petagna said.
He added: “But it’s still pretty good for the time of year. The average at the end of March was usually just 9°C or 10°C in the north and 10 to 12°C in the south.
“So at the beginning of the week it’s still pretty good.”
He said there would be a “more notable change” from mid-week, with Thursday likely to be “a cold day for most” with highs between 6C and 11C.
The Met Office’s long-term forecast for the UK, which stretches from March 30 to April 8, expects showers to become heavier and even says some snow showers could hit northern areas.
It states: “As the period begins, northern areas are becoming increasingly unsettled and will see increasing amounts of cloud with some showers.
“Windy and cooler than recent far north, with the potential for some low level snow showers.
“Temperatures close to average in the south. Less stable and colder thereafter, with a mix of sunshine and showers for most, in addition to an increased likelihood of winter hazards, particularly in the north.
“Towards the end of this period, temperatures are expected to gradually recover towards average, although overnight frosts remain possible during clear periods.
“Showers or prolonged downpours are expected to become more frequent, dry spells will most likely be short-lived.”
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