Weather forecast UK: Hail and sleet to hit Britain today ahead of pubs reopening on Monday

HAIL and sleet are due to hit Britain today – but the sun will return Monday as pubs and shops reopen for the first time this year.

Despite the sun it is still expected to be cold on Monday so anyone venturing out for a pint should probably take a coat.

Forecasters say most of the country will remain dry but temperatures could be on the chilly side, around 10C at best.

The weekend will see a divide between the two halves of the UK, with Brits to see wintry showers up north and dry, sunny conditions in the south.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, adding: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.”

England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

And another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook.

The forecaster predicted in an update: “A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.

“Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop.

“The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions. In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow.”

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