Goodbye spring heatwave? SNOW to hit parts of Britain

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If you got out your barbecue last weekend in the hope it will stay out for spring, you're going to be sorely disappointed, because weather forecasters have warned temperatures are set to drop sharply, and some parts of the UK will even see SNOW.

Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, Leon Brown, told Aol Travel: "The weather will turn much colder from this weekend.

"A cold front will move south across Scotland and Ireland to northern England and Wales, eventually reaching the south east by Friday.

"We could still see temperatures in the south east reach 16C or 17C, but it's going to get a lot colder over the north and nearer 7 or 8C. It'll be windy at first too, with gusts to 60mph across Scotland and northern England, and 45mph in the afternoon in central England.

"There will be showers on Friday, especially over the west with snow over the higher parts of Wales, the Pennines and Scottish Highlands. It'll be feeling cold, with gusty south west winds. The showers will be well scattered over eastern and southern England, with temperatures 11 or 12C in the south east and not much above 8C in the west and north.

"This weekend will be cold with sunshine and wintry showers. There will even be snow even at low levels in northern Scotland. As pressure builds on Sunday night and winds fall light, temperatures will drop sharply to bring a widespread frost.

"Temperatures may dip out to -8C in Scotland and -6C in northern England. Even in the south west temperatures may fall out to -3C. Keep any spring flowers well covered."

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for ice on roads in some parts of Scotland.

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