Easter weather forecast – Brits face THUNDERSNOW over holiday weekend as ‘Arctic trough’ sees mercury plunge to -3C

THUNDERSNOW is set to ravage Britain over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as an “Arctic trough” sees the Mercury plunge to -3C on Monday.

There will be a “massive step down” in temperatures on Sunday night into Monday – as all areas across the UK approach freezing.

The ‘Thundersnow’ phenomenon combines stormy weather with wintry showers and happens when air closer to the ground is warmer than above but it is still cold enough to snow.

Grahame Madge, a spokesperson for the Met Office told the Sun Online: “The real cold is coming in late on Sunday and into Monday, and by Monday most places in UK will be subject to this Arctic plunge.

“It will be bringing wintery showers to northern England and Scotland, but we could also see wintery showers anywhere sporadically, and what we will see is likely to be hail, sleet, or snow.”

The coldest Easter weekend on record was in 2013 when minus 12.5C was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire, on Easter Sunday.

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