Enjoy the sun - it could SNOW at Easter

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Enjoy the sun - it could SNOW at Easter
Enjoy the sun - it could SNOW at Easter

Alex Hamilton enjoyed the skating in the sun at Hyde Park. Photo: PA


It might be a good idea to enjoy the sun while you can, as weather experts have predicted that not only will temperatures drop at the weekend - it could even snow over the Easter holidays.

Brits across the country have been soaking up the 23C rays on various beaches and parks but, while Thursday is expected to be glorious, it's all downhill from Friday.

Clouds will start to roll in, and the temperature is likely to drop to a more seasonal 12C.

Enjoy the sun - it could SNOW at Easter
Enjoy the sun - it could SNOW at Easter

Walkers enjoy the daffodils in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Photo: PA


Next week, the weather is likely to get unsettled with rain, sleet and even snow - but this is only likely to affect high ground in Scotland and northern England.

Met Office forecaster Dan Williams told the Mirror: "It is possible we might get wintry showers on the highest ground in northern Scotland over the weekend.

"Into April it is possible this will continue but we do not expect there to be an accumulation of snow.

"Statistically this is not unusual as it is more likely to have snow at Easter than at Christmas."

A Meteogroup spokesman told the Daily Mail the weekend would kick off with a cloudy start: "Saturday will be a rather cloudy day for England with some patchy drizzle at times.

"Northern parts of Scotland will be cloudy with showers, these falling as sleet and snow over high ground.

"Northern Ireland will be dry with variable cloud.

"Wales will see morning drizzle but turning drier and brighter during the afternoon."

Much of the country has been basking in temperatures of around 23C for the last few days, more than double the usual average high of 9C for March.

The Met Office said six English weather stations have broken their March records, including Leeming in the South East and Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire.

But Britain's hottest ever March temperature of 25.6C in Mepal, Cambs, on March 29, 1968, is still yet to be beaten.

So what's causing the unseasonably warm weather? According to the Met Office, a large area of high pressure became established over the UK last week, allowing mild air to be drawn up from France.

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