It’s not over yet! Win­ter clings on with snowy blast from the Arc­tic

Daily Mail - - News - By Richard Mars­den

THE spring equinox may just have passed and the clocks are go­ing for­ward this week­end – but the win­ter weather isn’t over yet.

Arc­tic air is to bring snow to the Peak Dis­trict and Wales tomorrow, while wide­spread frost is ex­pected through to the week­end.

A cold front was due to cross the coun­try last night, bring­ing in the chilly con­di­tions. Met Of­fice spokesman Gra­hame Madge said: ‘While we are into spring, March re­mains a tran­sient month and this com­ing spell of weather is a re­minder of that.’

The cold front is likely to bring up to two inches of snow in Scot­land and North­ern Ire­land, which are both sub­ject to a Met Of­fice weather warn­ing.

But Mr Madge said the win­try weather will also hit Eng­land and Wales, where

snow is on the way. The flur­ries of snow were ex­pected to reach as far south as the Peak Dis­trict.

There was a risk of snow­fall on Thurs­day and Fri­day in the Pen­nines and Snow­do­nia, he added.

‘The amount of snow in those ar­eas is likely to be a dust­ing, up to an inch,’ he said. Rain along with pos­si­ble hail and sleet is ex­pected else­where.

Mr Madge added: ‘In the wake of the cold front, frosts are ex­pected in many ar­eas up to the week­end, even large cities. Into Wed­nes­day we could see -1C (30F) in Birm­ing­ham and -2C (28F) in Manch­ester.’

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