UK snow: Britain braces as bitter -6C arctic blast to bring deep freeze and 4cm snow

UK Weather: Met Office predicts cold and frosty conditions

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According to weather experts, high pressure will be building to the west of Ireland, settling our weather down but also keeping a cold north breeze.

He said: “Tonight will be cold, with widespread frost across the UK. We could well see a number of spots between minus 4C and minus 6C.

“Typically, everything started flowering and all the gardeners do need to keep an eye for the frost tonight because that will cause issues for some, I’m sure.”

A yellow weather warning put in place by national forecasters for Saturday was lifted, with conditions milder than on Friday.

According to the Met Office, snow is forecast to fall on Wednesday across parts of Scotland which could descend into northern England on Thursday.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said lows of -6C were likely in northern regions on Saturday night, before a slightly milder turn on Sunday.

He said: “Tonight will be cold, with widespread frost across the UK. We could well see a number of spots between minus 4C and minus 6C.

“Typically, everything started flowering and all the gardeners do need to keep an eye for the frost tonight because that will cause issues for some, I’m sure.”

A yellow weather warning put in place by national forecasters for Saturday was lifted, with conditions milder than on Friday.

According to the Met Office, snow is forecast to fall on Wednesday across parts of Scotland which could descend into northern England on Thursday.

The outlook for Tuesday to Thursday this week reads: “Rain across many northern areas Tuesday, brighter in the south.

“Snow across parts of Scotland on Wednesday with showers elsewhere. Cold on Thursday with snow showers in the north.”

It follows a chilly start to April across much of the UK on Friday with temperatures dipping as low as -8C (17.6F), which was recorded in Tulloch Bridge, Scotland.

The lowest ever April temperature recorded for Heathrow Airport, one of the capital’s main weather stations, is -3.1C (26.4F) in records going back 73 years to 1949.

The all-time low recorded was -12.8C (9F) set in January 1962.

Jon Farrow, a meteorologist with Netweather.TV said: “Things only begin to change on Sunday night into Monday when milder Atlantic air manages to tumble over the top of the high.

“At this time of year, there is warmth in the sunshine for sheltered spots, but this air is cold.

“So, in the breeze, the shade, and certainly after dark, it will feel decidedly chilly.

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Mostly it looks fair and bright for England and Wales on Sunday with temperatures more widely back into double figures so 10 to 13C.

Mr Farrow continued: “As the milder air begins to arrive in the far north of Scotland, over the top of the high there will be more cloud and the westerly wind will pick up.

“So that will be a change with rain arriving at some point. Currently, it won’t turn wet and windy from the north until after dark.”

The cold snap comes after the UK experienced its sunniest March since 1929.

Northern Ireland enjoyed 90 percent more sunshine than average for the month, with a total of 192.5 hours of sun.

Scotland had 64 percent more sun than usual, with a total of 160.1 hours.

The bright outlook was repeated across the UK, with England seeing its second sunniest March at 168.1 hours and Wales its fifth sunniest with 157.9 hours.

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