Arctic snow forecast for the UK by the end of the month – what the Met Office says

An independent weather forecast service says we should enjoy the good weather while it lasts – because snow could be just around the corner. The UK was bathed in sunshine this Easter weekend with temperatures reaching summer highs.

Many parts of Britain have been warmer than popular Sunseeker holiday destinations in Spain and Greece but, according to The Star, that could all be about to change within days.

A new weather map from independent forecaster WXCharts shows that a shock return of snowy scenes could be on the horizon, thanks to arctic winds blowing from the north. Radar shows the first band of snow sweeping across northern Scotland late on Friday April 29, before rolling down the northeast coast of England on Saturday April 30.

May then begins with widespread snow across the UK, with flakes falling in southern England and Wales on Sunday and Monday 1 and 2 May.

What does the Met Office say?

April 21-30: For starters, there’s a chance of showers in the south with drizzle and clouds in the northeast. The northwest should remain dry and bright with sunny spells. Winds will be moderate and cool in the north and temperatures will be slightly below average for eastern regions through the weekend. Overall, there will be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells, but also a few showers or rainy spells. Continuing to be changeable thereafter with more prolonged periods of rain at times, particularly in the south and west, perhaps becoming more stable towards the end of the period. Winds are expected to remain generally light with a risk of strong winds later, particularly from the south and west. Temperatures should be near average.

May 1-15: Likely to start the period with unstable weather, bringing episodes of rain in places, especially in the south, and probably fine and dry weather often in the north. Becoming more stable, with most likely plenty of good, dry weather for the rest of the period, although there is still a chance of some brief choppy spells at times. Temperatures will likely be above normal.

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