Weather forecast today UK – 10C drop as ‘very cold Arctic air brings snow showers on Easter Sunday’ – Met Office latest

AN Arctic snap will see temperatures plunge by 10C with SNOW coming for Easter Monday, say forecasters ahead of the weekend.

Mark Sidaway, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, said: “Very cold Arctic air will move in from the north west through Sunday, bringing snow showers and freezing overnight temperatures.

“The snow showers will predominantly affect the north and west of the UK. The south and east will likely remain drier but still cold with a lower chance of wintry showers.”

The Weather Outlook’s Brian Gaze said temperatures across the UK could dip below freezing on Saturday.

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

It comes after Tuesday saw temperatures heat up to sweltering 24C, becoming officially the UK’s hottest March day in 50 years.

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