UK climate: Snow falls in some elements as forecasters warn of ‘bitterly chilly’ Easter Monday

One cold Easter bunny! Snow has fallen in parts of the UK

2021-04-05 16:21:00

In a swift turnaround after a heat and sunny Easter Sunday, Britons have braced for near-freezing temperatures as snow falls in some elements of the nation.

Folks woke as much as snow in elements of Scotland and northern England after forecasters warned the nation would face a “bitterly chilly day” on Easter Monday.

The Met Workplace has issued yellow warnings for wind and snow for many elements of Scotland, in addition to snow and ice warnings in Northern Eire and a few areas of Wales.

It comes simply 24 hours after the UK basked in heat and sunny climate on Easter Sunday, with temperatures reaching 18C (64.4F) and folks flocking to seashores and parks along with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Snow settles in Scotland

The Met Workplace mentioned highs of 17.9C (64.2F) had been recorded in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Sunday, however added it may put together for temperatures of 7C (44.6F) on Monday, an 11C fall.

The North and North West will see nearly all of snow showers, however they may additionally happen almost anyplace within the UK early within the week.

Mild snow was seen as far south as elements of London on Monday morning, whereas a layer of snow coated elements of Northumberland in northeast England.

Social media customers have been sharing photographs and movies of the snow from a number of elements of the nation, together with Shropshire, Oxfordshire and elements of Scotland.

A little lamb enjoys the snow in Isle of Barra, Scotland. Pic: Mingulay Boat Trips
A little bit lamb enjoys the snow in Barra, Scotland. Pic: Mingulay Boat Journeys

Explaining the distinction in climate from Easter Sunday to Easter Monday, Met Workplace forecaster Simon Partridge mentioned: “There will be a drop of 11C (51.8F) between sooner or later and the following, so you’ll positively discover it!”

He defined a change of wind course would carry a change within the environment, resulting in chilly climate.

“The air we had on Sunday got here in from the south so it is fairly gentle having come off the continent,” he mentioned.

A snowy lawn in Durham: Pic: J Wadkin
A snowy garden in Durham: Pic: J Wadkin

“In a single day we’ll see a chilly entrance transferring southward throughout the nation, it is already throughout northern Scotland, and it will push its method southward in a single day.

“That may introduce a lot, a lot colder air throughout the entire nation,” he continued.

A layer of snow coated parts of Northumberland
A layer of snow coated elements of Northumberland

Elements of northern England can count on sub-zero temperatures, whereas the mercury may drop to -7C (19.4F) in some areas of Scotland, the Met Workplace warned.

As a lot as 15cm of snow may fall in northern Scotland, the place snow warnings are presently in place.

Different areas will see snowfall of 1cm to 2cm.

In Scotland, yellow warnings are in place till 10am on Tuesday with winds of as much as 70mph.

The Met Workplace mentioned the east and west coasts can count on a “wintry combine” of showers, which can embody some hail.

Sky Information climate presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar mentioned that “in every single place might be unseasonably chilly with wintry hazard” all through Easter Monday.

She mentioned there might be “robust northerly winds feeding via frequent rain, hail, sleet and snow showers, primarily throughout northern and japanese elements of the UK the place blizzard circumstances are possible”.

“Winds might be robust to gale drive throughout coastal areas too, with extreme gales and native storm drive gusts within the excessive North East to start with,” she added.

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