After coldest Easter ever, spring is set to be chillier than winter

After coldest Easter ever spring is set to be chillier than winter

Yesterday was the coldest Easter Sunday on record and now spring is shaping up to be colder than winter was, with no sign of temperatures warming up.

The Daily Mail reports that bank holiday weekend was confirmed as the coldest Easter since records began in 1960, with temperatures dropping below freezing.

The unseasonable temperatures came after the Met Office said March was on course to be colder than winter this year for the first time since 1975.

The monthly average temperature until 26 March 26 was 2.5C, colder than December at 3.8C, January at 3.3C, and February at 2.8C.

After coldest Easter ever spring is set to be chillier than winter

Greg Dewhurst, from the Met Office, told the Daily Mail: "It looks like it could be the coldest temperature experienced over the Easter period.

"It is likely to be the coldest March since 1962.

"At the moment there is no sign of the weather getting warmer as by the end of the week temperatures still remain low with a maximum of about 8C in some places by Friday."

The Guardian reports that forecasters predict the cold snap could last until Mid-April.

After coldest Easter ever spring is set to be chillier than winter

Andy Radcliffe, forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: "Throughout this week it's going to remain cold, but not quite as cold as we've recently seen. Tomorrow it could get up to widely around 7 to 8C and it will be similar on Wednesday.

"There might be some light flurries of snow but it won't be anything significant. There is no clear sign of warmer weather at the moment. Next weekend could be milder but there is a lot of uncertainty around it."

Looking at each country, the Met Office said March would be the fourth coldest on record for England, joint-third coldest for Wales, joint-eighth coldest for Scotland and sixth coldest for Northern Ireland.

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