Easter weekend to plunge down to -3C as ‘Arctic trough’ sparks Met Office alert

Brits may face an icy chill this weekend as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning and temperatures set to take a dive.

After parts of the United Kingdom basked in weather you would come to expect to find on holiday on the Costa Del Sol this week the outlook over the Easter weekend is looking much more unpredictable.

While places such as Kew Gardens enjoyed temperatures of 24C on Tuesday (March 30) the next few days could see some areas plummet to minus figures.

It's hard to fathom but after the glorious sunshine that allowed Brits to enjoy parks and coastlines as lockdown rules eased, now they could be reaching for their scarves and gloves.

In fact, the weather service has said that no part of Britain could be "immune" from snowfall on Easter Monday, reports The Sun.

With the possibility that an "Arctic trough" could create temperatures of -3C through many parts of the UK.

Grahame Madge, a spokesperson for the Met Office said: "The real cold is coming in late on Sunday and into Monday, and by Monday most places in UK will be subject to this Arctic plunge.

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"It will be bringing wintery showers to northern England and Scotland, but we could also see wintery showers anywhere sporadically, and what we will see is likely to be hail, sleet, or snow."

Saturday will remain fair across the UK with temperatures between 8C and 12C through the afternoon which means gatherings in gardens with family and friends should be possible.

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The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for parts of the UK.

While the yellow weather warning is the lowest severity against amber and red warnings it does still mean that the experts are advising people to be aware and that conditions are likely to have some impact.

So far the two yellow warnings are focusing on northern Scotland with the Met Office warning snow is going to be the problem with the possibility of -5C temperatures.

The Met Office said: "A very cold northerly airflow will become established across the UK through Sunday night and Monday morning.

"Very strong north to northwest winds will spread hail and snow showers inland across many areas, but the most frequent showers will affect northern Scotland.

"The strong winds will cause drifting of lying snow, and blizzard conditions at times on higher ground."

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