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