April 2/3 weekend weather – will we get more snow?
After a frosty start to April, the weekend should see a slight easing of conditions with rain over snow. However, wintry conditions are expected to resume as far south as Southampton by Thursday.
According to WXCharts, after a wet and windy start to the week on Wednesday, snow over Scotland is starting to descend in northern England at noon on Wednesday.
As of midday, 1cm of snow is seen in Newcastle and extending just north of Leeds, while the heaviest snowfall is reserved for the highlands of Scotland, with Fort William seeing 20cm, or nearly 8 inches .
From Wednesday evening the snow is starting to build and move across the Midlands, with 2cm in Sheffield, while Wales also sees 1cm moving in a band stretching from Cardiff to the north coast .
Meanwhile, most of the snow is drifting away from northern Britain, with 16cm on the ground in parts of Scotland.
UK set for more snow in coming week amid arctic air system
Snow returns to the UK on Wednesday, with the north hitting in the evening
At 6 a.m. the next day, conditions for more snow are starting to form in the North Sea west of England and will move when the clock strikes 12 p.m.
This time around, snow is resurfacing in previously affected areas of Scotland and England, while also entering south-east England from the Netherlands.
A band of snow over Wales is also strengthening, hitting Southampton and Bristol with just under 1cm of snowfall by midday.
Snowy conditions are expected to dissipate by Thursday evening, giving way to clearer skies and extremely cold 0C temperatures across much of Britain.
Thursday 6am sees the most snow on the ground, with 27cm, or 10 inches, in northern Scotland and 1cm in Bristol.
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On Wednesday evening, much of Britain is buffeted by snow
Snow affects much of Britain at midday on Thursday, with around 1cm in Southampton
Netweather.tv forecaster Ian Simpson wrote for the agency’s website that the weather will be “a little more choppy next week.”
He said: “Rain will spread south-east across the country from Sunday evening into Monday, clearing the south-east on Monday morning, then it will be a mostly cloudy and windy day with some light rain mainly affecting the north.
“On Tuesday, clearer weather with scattered wintry showers will move into the northern half of Scotland, while it will be cloudy elsewhere with rain for Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and the north. from England.
“As this rainfall enters northern Scotland overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, there is a possibility of heavy snowfall even over low ground.
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Some 27cm or 10 inches will be on the ground at Fort William
“Parts of southern England and East Anglia can reach between 13 and 15C on Monday and Tuesday in brighter ranges.
“Colder air over northern Scotland will spread south across all parts of the UK on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing clearer, colder weather with wintry showers.
“Wetter, wetter weather is expected to push slowly north after Thursday next week, bringing a spell of very wet weather for much of the UK and the potential for snow, especially especially on high ground, on the northern flank of low pressure systems.
The Met Office outlook for Monday to Wednesday also said: ‘A generally cloudy and unsettled period for the most part, although milder than recently.
“Most persistent rain for northern and western regions, with some turning to snow on high ground.”
Ian Simpson said the weather will be ‘a bit more unsettled next week’
Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud told the Mirror overnight temperatures before Saturday would be several degrees colder than average for the time of year. He said the wintry weather will continue through the weekend, but with the cold weather there will be sunshine.
He said: “It’s been mostly dry and cold, if not a little less cold than what we’ve had for the next few days.
“We have an established arctic airflow at the moment, which is coming from a cold source, so we basically have cold clear air established across the UK.
“There are also plenty of clear sunny skies, especially in the west of the UK.”
Mr Stroud said temperatures are expected to drop from around 10°C (50°F) on average over the weekend to around 14°C (57.2°F) on Monday as the Arctic air system s ‘distant.