BBC Weather: Snow to hit parts of UK as temperatures drop
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According to new charts from forecasters, temperatures are set to surge later this month, exceeding what is expected for this time of year. WxCharts is reporting temperatures may rise to as much as 8C (42.8F) above what is expected on April 21 – with the chart turning red. The mercury will be at its highest in the North of England and Scotland, although Wales and the South West of England will see temperatures above 4-6C (39.2F) above average.
In further figures from the forecaster, temperatures will rise to between 16-17C (60F) across large areas of the country.
As stated, the North West of England will see the mercury hit 19C (66F) on Wednesday, April 21, the maximum temperature charts claim.
The sharp rise in temperatures across the UK will begin on April 19 and will last for around a week.
The expected jump in temperatures comes just days after lockdown restrictions ease on April 12 – with many enjoying their first weekend in outdoor hospitality settings on April 17 and 18.
From April 22 to 25, temperatures will be at their highest, as the mercury could remain regularly at 6C (42.8F) above average for this time of year.
Commenting on the forecast between April 15 to 24, the Met Office said: “The heaviest and most prolonged rain as well as the strongest winds, are most likely for western and north-western areas, with eastern areas likely remaining drier and brighter.
“Temperatures will likely remain at or slightly below average at first, before recovering to potentially slightly above average for a time over the weekend.
“Confidence decreases after this, however towards the end of this period it will likely be turning less unsettled with more dry and bright interludes.
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“Generally, it is expected to feel rather warm, although temperatures could be suppressed in wetter areas.”
Due to the period of predicted hot weather, precipitation levels will struggle to rise above 10mm on April 21.
Only Wales may see some reasonable rainfall, with 35mm possible the forecaster states, although temperatures will remain high.
Ahead of this hot spell in the UK, many have seen wintry showers today.
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The Met Office said today: “Scattered snow showers around at first, mainly near coasts and particularly across North East England, else sunny spells, before showers develop inland.
“Some of the showers heavy and containing a wintry mix, giving a temporary covering of snow over some hills.
“Wintry showers in the north and east, mainly coasts, else clear and frosty.
“Cloud and rain with some hill snow over Northern Ireland moving into Wales and central England later.
“Patchy sleet or snow for central and south-east England at first, then rather cloudy with scattered showers in southern and western parts.
“Sunny spells and isolated wintry showers in north.”
These cold temperatures are expected to worsen overnight on Monday, with the forecaster predicting temperatures as low as -5C (23F).
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