Met Office Warns More Snow Might Hit The UK Over Easter
Bad news, guys - the UK's least favourite trilogy is set to get its final instalment with the 'Beast from the East' mark three set to batter the country with snow and freezing temperatures.
Yup, just when we thought we'd seen the last of the bad weather the Met Office has announced the country is going to be faced with temperatures as low -8C, persistent rain and snow. Typical British spring-time weather, then.
Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin told the Daily Star: "If you thought spring was imminent, you're in for a bit of a shock.
"Are we going to see the return of the snowfalls? With it turning so cold then yes, we are likely to see at least some and it could be on the heavy side."
For now, it looks as though snowfall will be across northern England and Scotland, with plunging temperatures from Thursday onwards; basically, just in time to ruin whatever plans you had for the Easter weekend.
Aidan McGivern, Met Office forecaster, added: "Following two exceptionally cold episodes of weather in March you might be hoping spring has finally arrived.
"Over the next 10 days it will occasionally feel spring like with sunny spells and heavy downpours and with the increasingly strong March sunshine well will also have some mild days.
"But there are now fairly strong signals that temp will take a downturn at the end of next week it's going to start to feel much colder again heading into the Easter weekend.
"We could even see in some places some Easter snowfall."
Although the Met Office has said its not possible to predict exactly where the snow will fall, bookies Coral is offering 4/5 odds on snow in any major city over the the Easter weekend.
Who likes trilogies? When you get a sudden stratospheric warming event like we saw in Jan, it often means you can get more than one/two/three bouts of colder weather. #BeastFromTheEast to be continued....? pic.twitter.com/nnt9nJmJDf- Simon King (@SimonOKing) March 19, 2018
Harry Aitkenhead a spokesperson from Coral, told the news outlet: "We usually focus on a White Christmas but this year we're seeing a rush of punters backing a White Easter. And given the forecasts, we really think they might be onto a winner."
BBC forecaster Simon King tweeted last week to warn UK residents about a third outing from the Beast from East, writing that when your hit with a 'sudden stratospheric warming event' there's usually two or three more on the way. Marvellous.
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