Met Office issues SNOW ALERT as Britain faces Easter washout

Mar 30, 2018, 00:30
Met Office issues SNOW ALERT as Britain faces Easter washout

AS the Met Office issues yellow warnings of snow to bookend the Easter weekend, 26 million drivers are expected to flood the roads today and countless more will fearless the crippled trains network.

The unseasonal wintry spell is being caused by a weather system moving in from the south which is due to come up against cold air over the UK.

According to the Met Office there is the possibility of heavy snow over parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland, especially for high ground.

Strong winds will whip up deep snow drifts with several inches of the white stuff now expected to blanket swathes of the country.

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The alert reads: "Rain will turn to snow over higher hills during Thursday daytime and then to some lower levels during Thursday night".

There is a slight chance some rural communities could become cut off.

An upper level disturbance could potentially bring more scattered snow showers this morning along with some patchy fog as well.

Daily chances of showers continue for next week, too, which isn't out of the ordinary for spring in the Black Hills.

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A dry, but chilly morning can be expected for Denver and most of Colorado. "Most likely to rain down towards the south".

So the Easter weekend is upon us, and many of us are hoping to get out and about in Cornwall, but what does the weather have in store?

The chance for precipitation is 60 percent during the day and 70 percent over night. "We had 3" of snowfall on Easter Sunday back in 1996. Temperatures 1C to 3C below normal for the time of year with highs of 6 to 9C.

"But even if you've got sunny conditions for much of the day it's cold, temperatures only 5 or 6C with some feeling even colder with that wind coming in from the north sea". A cold front will move through in the evening and will transition to all snow.

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Meanwhile, snow will continue to engulf northern regions of Scotland, bringing the risk of accumulations on mountain tops.