Met Office issues ‘snow warning’ as UK set to be battered by heavy rain in days
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The Met Office has issued a ‘snow warning’ with the UK set to be absolutely battered by heavy rain in just a matter of days.
The news comes as somewhat of a shock given that we're well into springtime now - giving a whole new meaning to 'April showers'.
While many areas of the nation have enjoyed sunny spells and warmer weather, it's clear that we may have to momentarily say goodbye to the beer gardens and summer attire until the wintry weather passes us by.
Some parts of Britain have been experiencing a mini-heatwave these past few days with temperatures climbing closer and closer to the 20 degrees mark.
It's not exactly boiling but it's definitely a nice change from all the rain and grey skies we've been enduring these past few months.
However, that could all come to a halt next week after forecasters predicted some icy conditions and even snow to fall in certain regions of the UK.
A Met Office spokesperson told LADbible: "Low pressure will be in charge of the weather through the weekend with cloud and rain for many. 15C is the expected high on both Saturday and Sunday.
"There is a risk of wintry showers across the north of the UK on Sunday and into the start of the next week.
"These showers will likely be falling as rain to lower levels, but may turn to snow over the high ground of Scotland and northern England, perhaps even over the hills of Wales on Monday, though any settling snow is only expected over the tops of the mountains in the highlands.
"The cold air will move south and be across much of the UK through Tuesday, though this will only be short lived in the south with milder air, cloud and rain expected to move in from the South West on Wednesday.
"Temperatures look set to rise closer to, or just above, average by the end of next week."
WXCharts reveal the exact parts of the country which should be whacking on the layers in the future days to come.
The weather charts show that an area reaching across the north of England, from Newcastle to near Manchester, could be hit by the chilly weather.
Scotland also appears to be expecting the cold temperatures with Inverness and Aberdeen set to experience some sleet and snow too.
But, it's next Monday (24 April) which is looking like it will be hit with the worst of it with expectations of the winter weather hitting the northern parts of Scotland as well as a lengthy stretch from Edinburgh all the way down to Durham.
So, it seems that Brits need to soak up the sunny weather while we still can.