Britain braced for cold snap

Significant snowfall across Britain is expected to cause disruption throughout today and tomorrow as the possibility of a white Easter looms.

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Snow could bring travel disruption to UK commuters

Springtime weather for Britain has been further delayed as freezing temperatures and snow return this week.

Temperatures will remain below freezing in many areas in the next few days, with minimum temperatures as low as -7C and the possibility of snow bringing travel disruption to the roads.

Return of freezing temperatures and snow this morning in Cheshire. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Sheep in fields near Wincle, Cheshire. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
A car goes through a snow drift in Wincle, Cheshire. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

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Freezing temperatures to delay springtime in Britain

Experts at Meteogroup, the weather division of the Press Association, have warned that a big change in temperature would be felt today as the cold snap strikes parts of Britain.

The band of snow, sleet and rain is moving between East Anglia and Lancashire today, with most snow falling across Norfolk today.

Overnight everywhere will be very cold tonight with a brisk easterly wind and some scattered snow storms, though those areas are unlikely to get any significant accumulations.

The most frequent snow storms will be towards the north-east coast and in the southern counties where there is a risk of more persistent snow and could reach a couple of cms.

– Forecaster Andy Ratcliffe of Meteogroup

He added that temperatures have already dropped to -2 in Scotland overnight.

The weather is unlikely to be "anything exceptional", however the risk of snow fall tomorrow morning could prove disruptive for commuters, senior meteorologist Julian Mayes said.

Snow warning as cold snap strikes

A return of freezing temperatures and snow this morning will further delay springtime weather for Britain.

A band of light sleet and snow is falling from East Anglia to Lancashire today, before turning to heavier tonight in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Norfolk will feel the brunt of the slushy snowfall today with around two cms.

The public will have to brace themselves for falling temperatures dropping below freezing and even as low as -7C in some areas tonight.

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