Weather alert: the UK’s Easter Bank Holiday weekend could see snow and freezing -3C temperatures

The Met Office has forecast a very wet and chilly four-day weekend

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Cold weather in the UK
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In recent days, the weather here in the UK hasn’t been too bad – all things considered. Spring equinox has passed and the cherry trees are blossoming. Finally we can go out without a jacket and enjoy crisp pints in the sun. But not so fast. Brits are being warmed of temperatures plummeting over the next few days and into Easter weekend. 

The Met Office has predicted a ‘rare’ weather event that could see some areas of the UK drop below freezing. The forecaster has said that Scotland can expect the chilliest temperatures, with potential rain, sleet and even heavy snow on the hills. 

A yellow warning is in place in Scotland until noon today (Tuesday, March 26) and snow is apparently possible tomorrow, too. Fort Augustus and around the Highlands are predicted to be the coldest, with temperatures potentially dropping down to -3C. 

Elsewhere, weather is likely to be ‘unsettled with rain or showers’, with the heaviest and most frequent downpours expected in the south and west. 

It’s not all dark and dingey though. The Met Office said that we could enjoy some ‘drier and brighter spells’ in between the bouts of wet weather. 

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