Easter weather forecast – Met Office issues yellow weather warning as -5C Arctic plunge to bring snow, sleet and hail

HEAVY snow warnings have been issued for parts of northern Scotland as the UK braces for chilly -5C temperatures over Easter weekend.

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 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.”

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