UK weather maps show where snow will fall this weekend
Anyone hoping the recent cold spell will dissipate this weekend will be disappointed, forecasters say.
More sleet, hail and snow are forecast for the next two days, with some potential hazards on untreated roads due to ice on Saturday morning (April 2).
It comes after parts of southeast England, including the capital, saw sudden snow showers on Friday, while Oxfordshire saw lows of -2C overnight.
Weather maps from independent forecaster WXCharts show a fresh wave of snowfall crossing the UK from west to east around Saturday, before clearing towards the nearby mainland in the evening.
Heavy rain showers are also expected for Sunday, with up to 10mm per hour falling in the far north east of Scotland.
The Met Office forecast for Saturday read: “Cold start, but less in the south-west under thicker clouds and showers. Some winter likely, mainly for upland Wales and southwest before clearing. Elsewhere sunny and scattered showers.”
A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued by the National Forecaster for North East England, stretching from the top of the Wash Estuary to Northumberland.
The alert says “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces” are possible.
The cold start to April contrasts with some of the warmer temperatures recorded towards the end of last month, with meteorologists now confirming that 2022 set a new sunshine record in March.
Dr Mark McCarthy of the National Climate Information Center said: ‘March again illustrated typical UK climate variability, with cold conditions at the start and end of the month separated by a long period of mild and stable weather.
“We had the hottest weather of the year so far with 20.8°C recorded in London on March 23, but we also saw a low of -9.1°C in Aboyne earlier this month. , highlighting March variability in the UK. .”
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