Forecasters warn weather about to get worse as snow and freezing rain batter UK
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It doesn't look like we're getting shut of the cold snap currently sweeping the UK just yet, as experts warn more snow and frost could be on the way.
Snow? In March? What have we done to the world?
Indeed, for anyone hoping to a beer garden soon as the days get longer and brighter, I'd maybe hold off.
Storm Larisa has been absolutely battering the UK over the last few days, with yellow warnings for snow and ice still in place for many parts of the country over the weekend, including Leeds and Glasgow.
While the snow is expected to ease off after the weekend, the Met Office has warned that sub-zero temperatures and frost will likely return next week.
Chief Forecaster Jason Kelly warned: "The worst of the snowfall in England is over for now, but further weather warnings will be in force to cover the further hazards brought by frost and ice.
"During the early hours of Saturday a weather front will bring warmer air in from the South West to extend across most parts of the UK during Sunday.
"As we have seen over the last few days, the influence of this warm and moist air from the South West will bump into the cold air bringing a risk of further snowfall on the leading edge for a time. However, it will also bring heavy rainfall for many as it moves across the UK.
“This could bring transient snow for an hour or two to areas like Northern Ireland and North Wales before extending into the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland.”
Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster Daniel Rudman added that while 'Tuesday is set to remain a cold day', 'it is not expected to be as cold as conditions have been this week'.
Although, he explained that some areas can still expect snowfall: "There are likely to be some showers too, although any snowfall is expected be over higher elevations.”
The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert for the whole of England until Monday (13 March), with Storm Larisa bringing bitter 50mph gales and up to 40cm of snow in some parts of the country.
Don't worry though, as the Met Office has said that things may go back to average at the end of the month, though we may still see some unsettled periods as we move into April.
Best hold off on that beer garden pint for now, then.