Met Office: Temperatures set to drop off as the weeks progresses
The last days of April are set to deliver a cold spike, with snow, not a heatwave expected. The tides will turn for Britain next week, when low pressure will replace the high, caused by a plume of bitterly cold sub-zero air to push in from Scandinavia. New weather maps show exactly when the country will look like it’s stepped back a season to winter – and they indicate how long the blip will likely last.
Weather maps predict this weekend can be wet for many parts of Britain, with sporadic rain showers hitting. And, only in the Scottish Highlands, will snow be seen.
But overnight on Monday, as temperatures dive, snow will begin pushing southwards from Scotland. The mercury will plunge to -4C in Scotland, -3C in the north east and will straddle 0C for the Midlands and the south east.
In Wales and Northern Ireland temperatures will remain at around 2C. During this time, winter’s revenge will take hold with the likes of Edinburgh and Newcastle seeing wintry showers, with up to 3cm laying on higher ground throughout the day.
Next Tuesday will be a wet day for much of England, with no snow predicted, but it’s thought more wintry showers will continue to hit the north east.
From Wednesday onwards, this chilly spell looks set to thaw once again, with any laying snow melting away. But thermometers will still remain in single-digits for the majority of next week.
While many will be surprised to see such a forecast against the current back-drop of increasing temperatures, one meteorologist explained that April can often be a turbulent month.
This is because it is a month of change, with seasons transferring and the ground generally heating up, which can see the weather go one of two ways.
Jim Dale, senior meteorologist for British Weather Services told Express.co.uk: “We are not really getting what we should be getting, as in April we do normally get a bit of a heatwave but it hasn’t really come in.
“But when you look at April, it is a mixed month on average and we do often see showery activity. We are going to be scraping around a bit as we get into May.
“With the poor March weather and April’s is a blessing for what’s to come – a long hot summer. The heat we are currently seeing in Spain is something the UK may see in time.”
Mr Dale, a weather author, said he believes this turn of events is mother nature doing its last bit before a similar repeat of last year’s balmy temperatures.
He added: “We are getting what we need now for what might come later, there are fair chances of the heat coming in May and June.”
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Looking ahead at what’s to come into early May, the Met Office added: “A mixture of settled and unsettled spells are expected throughout the period.
“Most frequent rain more likely in the south at first, but through the period this will move to more western and northwestern areas.
“There is a lower than usual likelihood of significant windy conditions.
“Temperatures likely to trend upwards through the period, with above average temperatures more likely than below average temperatures during early and mid-May.”
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