Easter weather forecast – Brits soak up 16C Easter Sunday sun ahead of Monday thundersnow blast as temps plummet to -7C

BRITS have been soaking up 16C sunshine this afternoon ahead of an “Arctic plunge” tomorrow which will see temperatures plummet to -7C.

Snow warnings have been issued as the UK braces for an extreme change in the weather.

The Met Office said that no part of the country would be “immune” from snowfall on Easter Monday as temperatures across Britain continue to drop.

An “Arctic trough” will then see the Mercury plunge to -3C.

The colder weather coincides with the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the country and police have urged people to continue to respect the rules.

There will be a “massive step down” in temperatures tonight into tomorrow – 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.”

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