Leicester Mercury

Cold weather’s back – but snow is unlikely


THE Easter holiday is going to be a game of two halves, with sunshine and record-breaking temperatur­es this week followed by a return to cold weather next.

There is the possibilit­y of snow in the north early next week, but the BBC forecast is currently predicting no worse than showers for Leicester, with the greatest risk on Tuesday.

The Met Office forecast warned temperatur­es could dip below zero on Monday night.

Maximum temperatur­es on Tuesday are expected to be about 7C so it will feel far cooler than the 20C recorded earlier this week.

The Met Office outlook for early next week said: “This period begins with cold and unsettled conditions in the far north spreading south, with outbreaks of rain and cloudy conditions being seen by most by the end of the Sunday.

“Cold conditions mean some of these outbreaks have the potential to turn wintry down to low levels, particular­ly across northern regions – particular­ly in Scotland and northern England.”

The BBC forecast is predicting maximum temperatur­es of 10C on Saturday and 11C on Sunday.

At the start of next week, the Mercury drops to 6C on Monday and 7C on Tuesday, climbing slightly for the rest of the week. Sunny intervals are expected most of the week.

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