Peterborough wakes up in a winter wonderland – but how rare is spring snow?

Having weathered winter without gusts of white stuff, the light dusting came just a week after Peterborough basked in glorious early spring sunshine.

But while there was amusement in the town for the ‘late’ arrival of the snow, Trev Robbins Pratt of Peterborough Weather Watch said ‘it was not unusual’.

He said; “To be honest, it’s certainly not unusual to see snow in March or April.

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Snow on Frank Perkins Parkway this morning. Photo: Andy Hutchcraft

“The reason for winter right now is that we had an ‘active’ cold front that traveled north to south through Wednesday with a mass of cold air behind it.

“The sleet/snow/hail showers this morning were brought in by a shower trough that developed on the East Coast and the theme of the chance of winter showers persists throughout the day mixed with bright/sunny periods. The next few days will see below average temperatures with the risk of further winter showers. Next week looks to be warmer again with temperatures back in double digits, but perhaps still a little unstable.

Peterborough City Council yesterday confirmed the emergency cold weather provision was in place to ensure rough sleepers had shelter in cold weather. The arrangement will be in place until Monday,

While sections of the A47 near Kings Lynn and Wisbech were closed due to a number of road incidents, Cambridgeshire Police said there were no incidents on the roads in and around Peterborough this morning.

Snow in Peterborough this morning
Snow in Peterborough this morning
Snow in Peterborough this morning

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