BRITS will endure snow, sleet and heavy rain this weekend – before the sun returns in time for pubs and shops reopening on April 12.
Sunshine is expected to appear on Monday as shops and pubs reopen but it’s likely to be cold.
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.
The Met Office tweeted: “The #4cast is looking #colder on Friday, especially for northern parts of the UK, with further #wintry showers for Scotland & Northern Ireland. Cloudier across central and some southern parts of England & Wales with some rain.”
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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