Anyone hoping for a cold snap this weekend will be disappointed, forecasters say.
In the next two days, wet snow, hail and snow are forecast, and on Saturday morning (April 2) on uncleaned roads due to ice danger is possible.
This comes after in some parts of south-east England, including the capital, on Friday there was sudden snowfall, while in Oxfordshire at night there were low temperatures of -2C.
Heavy rains are also expected on Sunday, up to 10 mm per hour in the far north-east of Scotland.
The Meteorological Bureau Forecast for Saturday: Cold start, but less in the southwest due to thicker clouds and showers. A slight winter is possible, mostly in the heights of Wales and the south-west before clearings. Elsewhere, the sun and short-term rains.
A national weather forecaster in the north-east of England has issued a yellow ice warning extending from the top of the Wash estuary to Northumberland.
The alert states that “some injuries may result in slipping and falling on icy surfaces.”
The cold beginning of April is different from some of the warmer temperatures that were at the end of last month, and now meteorologists are confirming that in 2022 in March a new record was set for the amount of sunlight.
Dr Mark McCarthy of the National Climate Information Center said: “March has once again illustrated the typical climate variability of the UK, with some cold conditions at the beginning and end of the month separated by a long period of mild and sustained weather.
“We saw the warmest weather of the year: 20.8 degrees Celsius recorded in London on March 23, but we also saw a minimum of -9.1 degrees Celsius in Wallpaper earlier this month, highlighting the variability of March in the UK.”
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