BRITAIN is set to to see snow this weekend before a mini 20C heatwave hits as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The Met Office said that there will be much colder air coming through on the weekend as the weather takes “quite a shift.”
Wintry showers and freezing temperatures are expected as we get to the end of the week.
Low temperatures are set to spark snowfall across much of the country.
The latest weather charts show Scotland, northern England and Wales are braced for the worst of the wintry conditions.
But the mercury will soar again next week as Brits get a taste of summer – and freedom.
From this coming Monday, households barred from seeing one another will once again be allowed to mix in back gardens and the stay at home order will also be withdrawn.
And the Met Office says suffering Brits will get to celebrate it with the start of a prolonged spell of warm weather.
The blast of sunshine is expected to continue well into April – in time for the reopening of hairdressers, non-essential retail and boozers.
It comes as leading bookmaker Coral slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 5-4) on this Easter being the hottest on record in the UK.
The firm goes 4-5 for next month to end as the hottest April since records began, while it is 4-9 that 2021 is the hottest year ever.
“With temperatures set to rise early next month, the odds on a record hot Easter weekend are melting quicker than Easter eggs under the sun,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“Not only can we expected a sweltering Easter, April looks set to be a glorious month this year, according to our betting,” added Hill.
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