UK weather: Snow warning as Met Office forecast temperatures of -3C after the hottest day of the year

A Met Office forecaster predicts parts of the UK could plummet to as low as -3C just days after the hottest day of the year, while independent forecaster WXCharts is pointing to a shock return to snowy scenes

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Weather: Met Office predicts cooler temperatures with widespread showers

Parts of the UK could be plunged into sub-zero temperatures as early as next week, just days after being blessed with scorching temperatures after a balmy Easter weekend.

A Met Office forecaster warns temperatures could drop early next week after Britons enjoyed the hottest day of the year on Good Friday.

Temperatures will fall to as low as 4C in London next week and as cold as freezing in Scotland, parts of Belfast and parts of northern England.

Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said The Express that “some rural locations” could even see lows of -3C during the first half of the week with overnight frosts.

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The cold weather also prompted him to warn the green-fingered Brits, adding: “This is not good news for gardeners.

“They may have spent the weekend planting under the sun, but we could see patchy frosts through Wednesday that could undo all their hard work.

“Some rural areas could drop to -3C in the first part of the week.”

Good Friday (15 April) was the hottest day of the year so far, when a scorching 23.4C was recorded in St James’s Park, London.

A jogger exercises two dogs in Hyde Park as people enjoy the warm weather in London on April 17



However, weather conditions have cooled dramatically after Easter weekend’s mini-heatwave, with some forecasters even pointing to a return of snow.

British Weather Service meteorologist Jim Dale agreed next week will be chilly and claimed some Britons may even have to expect a late whiff of white stuff.

He said: “It will be cooler to the touch and there is a risk of frost overnight.

Fields of oilseeds turn yellow as they flower in Fourstones, Northumberland. Date taken: Tuesday 19 April



“Scotland can experience wintry showers over high ground. It will feel like putting a sweater on again.”

A new weather map from independent forecaster WXCharts shows a shock return to snowy scenes on the horizon could be imminent thanks to arctic winds blowing from the north.

Radar shows the first band of snow sweeping across northern Scotland late on Friday April 29 before moving down the north east coast of England on Saturday April 30.

May then begins with widespread snowfall in the UK, with flakes falling in southern England and Wales on Sunday and Monday 1st and 2nd May.

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Advanced weather modeling maps show the UK could expect some shocking flurries of snow early next month.

According to WX Charts, things could go from one extreme to the other if an arctic weather front moves across the country within two weeks.

They predict snow will land in Scotland in the early hours of May 1st, hitting Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh before slowly moving south throughout the day.

Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham could follow, and millions of Brits across north and central England will see some of the white stuff.

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WX Charts maps then show the snow front dissipating before reaching London.

Unfortunately, potential dumping is too far away for the forecaster to accurately predict how many inches we are likely to bottom.

There is also a slight chance of snow on high ground in the far north this week.

For today (April 20) the picture looks rather pleasant.

In the Met Office’s latest video forecast, meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “It’s a fine day, a relatively warm day with some sunshine.

“However, throughout the afternoon clouds are moving across the west side of the country and we have been able to see some isolated showers, but they could become heavy in places.

“It’s dry elsewhere, it’s fine. Highest temperatures [will be] west, sheltered from that easterly wind which will pick up a little strength over East Anglia.”

The snow in Loch Restil in 2018


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The Met Office says South Wales and south-central England will see the best weather of 19C for this afternoon.

London should peak around 3pm at 18C, with the Midlands and North West slightly cooler at 17C.

The east coast of England will hover at around 15°C, as will Northern Ireland, with the north getting colder.

Afternoon temperatures in northern Scotland should settle at around 12C.

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