Snow in spring – how rare is it?

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It is unusual to see snow in spring but not unheard of! The last significant snowfall event this time of year was in 2008 when 5-10cm was recorded on higher ground.

With this latest snow event we could see 30cm of snow in the Peak District and 5-10cm on lower levels.

Through tonight and tomorrow, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire will be worst hit. Elsewhere the snow will be lighter.

Tomorrow night into Saturday the rain/snow band will travel back southwards meaning everywhere is at risk of seeing significant snowfall.

It's going to be very windy too with snow drifts and blizzard like conditions. Driving conditions are expected to be nasty.

The Met Office are calling this a 'significant snow event'.

ITV News Central will have the full weather forecast here