Easter Monday weather forecast – Sub-zero temperatures sweep parts of the UK with snow warnings in place until midnight

Easter Monday weather forecast – Sub-zero temperatures sweep parts of the UK with snow warnings in place until midnight

April 5, 2021

SUB-zero temperatures are set to sweep parts of the UK today with the mercury plummeting to -7C.

Snow and ice warnings have been issued in Scotland as the UK braces for an extreme change in the weather today.

The Met Office said that no part of the country would be “immune” from snowfall on Easter Monday as temperatures across Britain continue to drop.

The colder weather coincides with the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the country and police have urged people to continue to respect the rules.

There will be a "massive step down" in temperatures tonight into tomorrow – as all areas across the UK approach freezing.

Grahame Madge, a spokesperson for the Met Office told the Sun Online: "The real cold is coming in late on Sunday and into Monday, and by Monday most places in UK will be subject to this Arctic plunge.

"It will be bringing wintery showers to northern England and Scotland, but we could also see wintery showers anywhere sporadically, and what we will see is likely to be hail, sleet, or snow."

Read our live blog below for the latest weather news and updates…

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHITE EASTER

    Some Brits woke up to snow this bank holiday Monday.

    One woman in the Scottish Highlands was pictured clearing off the snow from cars while traffic drove slowly along the snowy A832 near Muir of Ord.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    DAILY EXTREMES – EASTER SUNDAY SAW HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE IN PARTS OF UK

    On Easter Sunday the highest temperature was recorded in Pershore which saw highs of 17.9C while the lowest temperature was recorded in Benson at -5.2C.

    The two towns are 63 miles apart.

    Shobdon saw 12.2 hours of sunshine yesterday while Cassley in northern Scotland got the most rainfall with 14mm recorded in just one day.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    Showers will tend to fade away into the night inland, leading to a dry night with largely clear skies.

    Wintry showers will become mainly confined to coasts such as the North Sea, northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, as well as Wales and part of south-west England.

    Moderate north-westerly winds.

  • Patrick Knox

    TODAY'S WEATHER

    It will be notably colder than recently for all regions of the UK, with a mixture of sunny spells but also some snow or sleet showers on a brisk wind. Dry and sunny for Wales, the Midlands and south-west England.

     Some snow accumulations across Scotland are possible. Moderate north-westerly winds.

  • Patrick Knox

    THIS REALLY IS SNOW JOKE!

    By Easter Monday morning, there could be as much as 15cm of snow in higher areas.

    The Met Office’s yellow warnings are in place from 6pm on Sunday until 10am Tuesday.

    Craig Snell, forecaster for the Met Office, said: “After a taste of summer for a lot of the UK, we will see things turn much colder as we go through the second half of the Easter weekend.

    “A lot of the UK will be prone to seeing some wintry showers as we go through the course of Monday but northern Scotland is where we’ll see the heaviest and most frequent snow.

    “That’s where there’s most concern that we might see some disruption.”

  • Patrick Knox

    AFFECTED SCOTTISH REGIONS: SNOW AND WIND WARNING

    • Central, Tayside & Fife (snow)
    • Grampian (snow)
    • Highlands & Eilean Siar (snow and wind)
    • Orkney & Shetland (snow and wind)
    • Strathclyde (snow)

    POLAR PLUNGE

    Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: "We will see this plunge of much colder conditions coming in.

    "It's Arctic maritime air, which does mean it's coming from the Arctic.

    "So it's going to be cold for everybody, but also windy too.

    "The wind chill is going to be significant."

    WEATHER WARNINGS IN PLACE UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT

    The Met Office has issued a series of weather warnings for snow and wind in places.

    The first comes in force this evening, with temperatures set to plummet tonight.


    PACK AWAY THE BARBECUE AND PULL ON THE LONGJOHNS

    Temperatures are expected to plummet to -7C (19.4F) in some parts of the UK overnight as Arctic winds bring an end to the good weather.

    The drastic change comes after the Met Office said highs of 17.9C (64.2F) were recorded in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Easter Sunday.

    However, parts of southern England will drop to just 2C (35.6F) on Monday morning.

    • Patrick Knox

      PICTURED: SUNSET IN FRANCE

      A tractor drives on the Cambrai-Arras road during sunset in Bourlon, FranceCredit: Reuters
    • Patrick Knox

      SUNNY (BUT CHILLY) SOUTH

      Southern England can expect to see some sunshine and highs of 7C later in the day, but gusts of up to 30mph will make the temperature "feel like" -1C, Ms Kent said.

      Parts of the UK saw the mercury reach nearly 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday, a balmy high unlikely to be repeated on Easter Sunday.

      Meteorologist Ms Kent said: "Today is a lovely day for an Easter egg hunt in the back garden, whereas tomorrow if you were doing one you'd probably want to wear three jumpers."

    • Patrick Knox

      EASTER MONDAY SNOW MAP

      Credit: MET OFFICE
    • Patrick Knox

      SNOW WARNINGS

      They are in place for northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm falling in higher areas.

      The Met Office's yellow warnings are in place from 4pm on Sunday until 10am on Tuesday for Scotland, with winds of up to 70mph forecast.

      Coastal areas of eastern England, parts of Wales and Northern Ireland could also see snow showers on Easter Monday.

    • Patrick Knox

      UK TO BE COLDER THAN MOSCOW TOMORROW

      Ferocious wind chill will see 2-7C early afternoon temperatures tomorrow feel like -2C in the South and -5C in Scotland – while Moscow is due 8C.

    • Patrick Knox

      EVERYWHERE WILL BE FREEZING

      Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: "We will see this plunge of much colder conditions coming in.

      "It's Arctic maritime air, which does mean it's coming from the Arctic.

      "So it's going to be cold for everybody, but also windy too.

      "The wind chill is going to be significant."

    • Patrick Knox

      MERCURY TO PLUMMET OVERNIGHT AS ARCTIC WINDS ARRIVE

      Temperatures are expected to plummet to -7C (19.4F) in some parts of the UK overnight as Arctic winds bring an end to the good weather.

      The drastic change will see forecast highs of 17C (62.6F) in southern England on Easter Sunday drop to just 2C (35.6F) on Monday morning.

    • Patrick Knox

      COLD, COLD, COLD

      Sub-zero temperatures can be expected in parts of northern England, while the mercury could drop to -7C in some areas of Scotland.

      The dire forecast came as people flocked to parks and public spaces, including Liverpool's Sefton Park and Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, to enjoy the sunshine today.

    • Patrick Knox

      VIDEO FORECAST

      EastEnders stars Steve McFadden, Max Bowden and Jamie Borthwick sail down the Thames

    • Patrick Knox

      MERCURY TO PLUMMET OVERNIGHT AS ARCTIC WINDS ARRIVE

      Temperatures are expected to plummet to -7C (19.4F) in some parts of the UK overnight as Arctic winds bring an end to the good weather.

      The drastic change will see forecast highs of 17C (62.6F) in southern England on Easter Sunday drop to just 2C (35.6F) on Monday morning.

    • Patrick Knox

      BRITS HIT BEACHES AND PARKS TODAY SOAK UP 16C SUN

      People headed to Lyme Regis to enjoy the weather
      A busy Primrose Hill park in north London
    • Patrick Knox

      WHAT WILL TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WEATHER BRING?

      It will remain cold tomorrow with further widespread snow showers and sunny spells. 

      Further snow accumulations in Scotland. 

      It will be driest in southern England but some wintry showers may move in later. 

      Wednesday will start bright but cloud will increase. 

      Rain will move into the north-west.

    • Patrick Knox

      TOMORROW EVENING’S WEATHER

      Showers will tend to fade away into the night inland leading to a dry night with largely clear skies. 

      Wintry showers will become mainly confined to coasts such as the North Sea, northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, as well as Wales and parts of south-west England. Moderate north-westerly winds.

    • Patrick Knox

      EASTER MONDAY WEATHER

      It will be notably colder than recently for all regions of the UK, with a mixture of sunny spells but also some snow or sleet showers on a brisk wind. Dry and sunny for Wales, the Midlands and south-west England.

       Some snow accumulations across Scotland are possible. Moderate north-westerly winds.

    • Patrick Knox

      ARCTIC WINDS BRING END TO SUNNY SPELL

      Temperatures are expected to plummet to -7C (19.4F) in some parts of the UK overnight as Arctic winds bring an end to the good weather.

      The drastic change will see forecast highs of 17C (62.6F) in southern England on Easter Sunday drop to just 2C (35.6F) on tomorrow morning.

      Sub-zero temperatures can be expected in parts of northern England, while the mercury could drop to -7C in some areas of Scotland.

    • Patrick Knox

      'FINE' EASTER SUNDAY EVENING’

      England and Wales will enjoy a "fine" Easter evening after basking in sunshine and highs of 16C this afternoon.

      But a band of cloud, rain and snow showers is set to push in from the north as temperatures look set to plummet.

      Tomorrow's weather will be far from the blue skies and balmy temperatures enjoyed today.

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