With Office gives verdict on snow blast hitting UK over Easter weekend

An Arctic band of weather is sweeping the UK within days, according to some weather forecasters. Weather charts have confirmed a chilly blast could hit the country by Easter weekend.

There will be snow as early as Wednesday April 6 in the north and Scotland. And the Met Office’s early weather forecast for April 10 onwards hints at flurries further south, too.

The Met Office predicts: “Progression of rain is somewhat uncertain, which could bring drier conditions to the northeast. Strong winds and heavy rain may occur, the latter particularly over hills, with a chance of snow here. Weather warnings possible.”

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On Wednesday in Birmingham, the forecasting body confims: “It will be a rather windy day with scattered showers moving in on a gusty westerly wind. Showers may be heavy at times and bring a risk of some hail and the odd rumble of thunder.”

Met Office forecaster Jonathan Vautrey said: “The general theme is for the weather to be unsettled. There will be a damp and cloudy start to the working week for most with further outbreaks of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.

“There will also be a more persistent band of rain across southern areas by Thursday.” Meteorologist Alex Deakin added: “It may have been a milder Monday, but don’t get used to it, colder weather is on the way for all of us in the next few days.”

Looking ahead towards the weekend in Birmingham, the Met Office says of Thursday: “A windy morning with gales in exposure over high ground and some spells of rain. Winds easing for the afternoon with sunny spells and some scattered showers. Feeling cold.”

And its outlook for Thursday onwards says: “Staying on the cold side for Friday and Saturday with sunny spells, showers, and a risk of overnight frost. Turning milder with cloud and some rain on Sunday.”

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