SNOW is expected to hit parts of Britain TOMORROW while some regions will enjoy cold sunshine as pubs and shops reopen to Brits.

Despite the sun it is still expected to be cold on Monday so anyone venturing out for a pint should probably take a coat.

Forecasters say temperatures could be on the chilly side, with the mercury expected to struggle to reach over 8C in London.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, adding: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.”

England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

And another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook.

The forecaster predicted in an update: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.

"Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop.

"The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions. In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow."

Follow all the latest news and updates in our live weather blog below…

  • Joseph Gamp

    WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY

    The Met Office predict outbreaks of rain and some hill snow across southern parts Monday and the northwest Tuesday, elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells. 

    Sunny spells and scattered showers Wednesday.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: SUN RISES ABOVE KINGS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE DURING BRIGHT BUT COLD MORNING

    Sunrise above King’s College Cambridge on sunny but cold Sunday morningCredit: Bav Media
  • Joseph Gamp

    RAIN, SLEET, SNOW AND HAIL TODAY

    The Met Office have forecasted Sunday’s weather to be a combination of rain, sleet, snow and small hail.

    The forecast reads: Early frost and icy patches clearing then sunshine and wintry showers, again a mix of rain, sleet, snow and small hail. 

    Cold although less so than Saturday in the southeast.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THIS WEEKEND WILL SEE MERCURY PLUNGE TO BELOW FREEZING

    Temperatures are expected to plunge below freezing this weekend, according to the latest forecasts.

    The mercury will plunge to around -1C in London on Sunday with daytime temperatures struggling to climb over 8C.

    England endured its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THIS WEEK’S FORECAST FROM SNOW TO SUN

    This weekend will see wintry showers to rain, sleet and snow in central and northern parts of Britain. Frost and icy patches will develop, alongside patchy rain over the south-east.

    By Wednesday, most of the country will experience temperatures above 10C with London getting to 14C.

    Areas up north will not be far behind with Aberdeen expecting to reach 11C on Tuesday.

    Brits can enjoy the double-digit temperatures – while having frosty and cold evenings.

    And mercury is then set to rocket to 16C on Thursday. It will hold at 16C through until April 19.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WILL THERE BE A MINI HEATWAVE NEXT WEEK?

    Brits are set to bask in a mini-heatwave next week, after a chilly weekend with wintry showers, sleet, and snow.

    Pub-goers will be able to soak up the sun in beer gardens across the UK on Monday after four months.

    On Monday, temperatures will reach between 5C and 10C, hitting a high of 12C in some areas of the UK. While it will still be fresh and chilly, the day will likely be bright and dry as outdoor hospitality, hairdressers, and shops open for the first time in four months.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: JOGGER ENJOYS MORNING RUN IN SNOW IN BLANCHLAND, NORTHUMBERLAND

    A jogger enjoys an early morning run across the snow covered roads of Blanchland in NorthumberlandCredit: NNP
  • Joseph Gamp

    COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD ODDS ON ACCORDING TO BOOKMAKER CORAL

    Bookmaker Coral's odds suggest we are headed for the coldest April on record, with the firm making it odds on 4-5.

    Snow fell in many parts of northern England and Scotland over the weekend.

    "Nobody will be headed to the pub garden without a coat in a real big April freeze, so cold that our betting now makes it odds on that this month becomes the coldest April we've ever had," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

  • Joseph Gamp

    CHILLY DAY TODAY BUT TEMPERATURES SET TO LIFT- BBC WEATHER

  • Joseph Gamp

    WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY

    The Met Office predict outbreaks of rain and some hill snow across southern parts Monday and the northwest Tuesday, elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells. 

    Sunny spells and scattered showers Wednesday.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SEVERE SNOW IN LANCASHIRE THIS MORNING

    A number of tweets have been posted about severe snow in Greater Manchester and the surrounding area in Lancashire this morning.

    Burnley has been particularly affected by the snow, with busy routes included the A56 closed in both directions.

    There are also reports of numerous stranded vehicles on the M66, according to a tweet from the Lancashire Road Police.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: A COLD BUT BRIGHT MORNING IN BERKSHIRE THIS MORNING

    Daybreak brings amazing skies and dappled clouds over the countryside on a cold morning Seasonal weather, Sherfield on Loddon, BerkshireCredit: Rex

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    RAIN, SLEET, SNOW AND HAIL TODAY

    The Met Office have forecasted Sunday’s weather to be a combination of rain, sleet, snow and small hail.

    The forecast reads: Early frost and icy patches clearing then sunshine and wintry showers, again a mix of rain, sleet, snow and small hail. 

    Cold although less so than Saturday in the southeast.

  • Alex Winter

    MET OFFICE WARNS OF SNOW TODAY

  • Elizabeth Little

    THIS WEEK’S FORECAST FROM SNOW TO SUN

    This weekend will see wintry showers to rain, sleet and snow in central and northern parts of Britain. Frost and icy patches will develop, alongside patchy rain over the south-east.

    By Wednesday, most of the country will experience temperatures above 10C with London getting to 14C.

    Areas up north will not be far behind with Aberdeen expecting to reach 11C on Tuesday.

    Brits can enjoy the double-digit temperatures – while having frosty and cold evenings.

    And mercury is then set to rocket to 16C on Thursday. It will hold at 16C through until April 19.

  • Elizabeth Little

    'MINI HEATWAVE' NEXT WEEK

    Brits are set to bask in a mini-heatwave next week, after a chilly weekend with wintry showers, sleet, and snow.

    Pub-goers will be able to soak up the sun in beer gardens across the UK on Monday after four months.

    On Monday, temperatures will reach between 5C and 10C, hitting a high of 12C in some areas of the UK. While it will still be fresh and chilly, the day will likely be bright and dry as outdoor hospitality, hairdressers, and shops open for the first time in four months.

  • Elizabeth Little

    WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY

    The Met Office predict outbreaks of rain and some hill snow across southern parts Monday and the northwest Tuesday, elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells. 

    Sunny spells and scattered showers Wednesday.

  • Elizabeth Little

    SUNDAY'S FORECAST 'RAIN, SLEET, SNOW AND HAIL'

    The Met Office have forecasted Sunday’s weather to be a combination of rain, sleet, snow and small hail.

    The forecast reads: Early frost and icy patches clearing then sunshine and wintry showers, again a mix of rain, sleet, snow and small hail. 

    Cold although less so than Saturday in the southeast.

  • Elizabeth Little

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST RAIN AND SLEET

    The Met Office have forecasted for tonight wintry showers of rain, sleet and snow in central parts mostly dying out, but continuing in the north and near coasts exposed to the northerly flow. 

    Frost and icy patches developing. Patchy rain over the SE dying out by morning.

  • Elizabeth Little

    SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION WITHOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

    If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, up to a third of endemic species living on land – as well as about half living in the sea – face extinction, a new report has revealed.

    A study published in the journal Biological Conservation on Friday claims that if the planet heats by more than 3C, animals and plants face mass extinction.

    On mountains, 84% of native animals and plants face being wiped out at these temperatures, while on islands the number rises to 100%.

  • Elizabeth Little

    SUNDAY MORNING FORECAST

  • Elizabeth Little

    COLD CONDITIONS FOR PUBS REOPENING

    Met Office forecasters predict “very cold and wintry” weather for the UK and even some snow in the first week pub beer gardens reopen from April 12.

    They added that mid-April weather can be difficult to predict ahead of time, but as the week goes on there is likely to be “further spells of unsettled weather with some showers or longer spells of rain crossing all parts of the UK”.

    By the end of the week, temperatures should be close to average for this time of year, which is around 12ºC.

  • Elizabeth Little

    COLD SNAP COMING

    New weather forecasts predict Brits will have to brace for more wintry conditions across the country. 

    WXCharts' minimum temperatures charts also show temperatures will plummet to -2C in most parts of England and Wales tomorrow, and as low as -6C in Scotland.

  • Elizabeth Little

    SNOW SHEEP

    Spring lambs have been braving the cold weather this weekend.

    The newborns were captured in Litton, Derbyshire Peak District, by farmer Rachel Rennie. 

    Rachel said: “They're bred from hardy mountain sheep so have a thicker coat than most and can cope with cold weather thankfully.”

  • Elizabeth Little

    SNOW THEN SUNSHINE

    Despite snow falling in some parts of the UK today, temperatures are expected to soar by the middle of next week.

    Frost is possible in most areas of the UK overnight, with temperatures predicted to get as low as -7C in a few isolated spots.

    But from the beginning of next week, the outlook is set to be warmer and brighter.

    A mild band of air from the Atlantic will improve things slightly, before the UK sees high pressure from Tuesday onwards.

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