SPRING'S balmy weather will vanish in the coming days to be replaced by a 2,000 mile wide 'Arctic Dome' of cold air, the Met Office warns.

After the first signs of spring over the weekend, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

It comes as the Met Office said today will be a "fine but cloudy day for many with some drizzle on coasts and hills in the west".

It will be "a cold start with a little fog in the south but some sunshine by day".

Heavy rain and gales in the northwest can be expected later.

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  • John Hall

    SUN AT DAYBREAK

    There were colourful skies at daybreak this morning on day 365 of lockdown during the pandemic.

    The sun shone through the clouds in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, ahead of another warm spring day.

    It is expected to reach 12C in the area today with sunshine and clouds.

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    TODAY'S FORECAST

    The Met Office has said it will be a "fine but cloudy day for many with some drizzle on coasts and hills in the west".

    It will be "a cold start with a little fog in the south but some sunshine by day".

    Heavy rain and gales in the northwest can be expected later.

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    FLOOD ALERTS

    There are 10 flood alerts in place across England today in the following areas:

    • Chesham
    • Flamstead
    • Kimpton and Lilley Bottom
    • Newmarket
    • Great Shefford area
    • Lambourn Valley catchment
    • Villages surrounding Andover
    • Nailbourne and Little Stour
    • River Nar in Norfolk
    • The River Burn from Southgate and Waterden to Burnham Thorpe
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      CLOUDY START TO THE MORNING

      The Met Office said today: "A lot of cloud around Tuesday morning, with the best of the sunshine across eastern Scotland and southeast England."

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      'ARCTIC DOME' WILL BRING SNOW & ICE IN COMING DAYS

      The Met Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide 'Arctic dome' of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week.

      After the first signs of spring, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

      The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

      It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

      London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

    • John Hall

      AN END TO MISERABLE WINTER WEATHER

      The upcoming settled Easter weather follows a miserable Winter which has seen flooding, snow, ice and storms.

      Last month saw temperatures plunge to a bone-chilling -23C as the Beast from the East returned to wreak havoc.

      It was the UK's coldest night since December 1995.

      But after the big freeze bookies Coral have now cut their odds to just 2-1 on next month being the warmest April since records began.

    • John Hall

      LONG-OVERDUE SUNSHINE

      Jubilant forecaster Simon Partridge said: "It's been a long and bleak Winter in lockdown, with a mixture of all sorts of weather.

      "But as the country takes its next step on the roadmap we're in for some long-overdue sunshine. People will be able to meet up with other households in back gardens and, dare I say it, enjoy a barbecue."

      He added: "Temperatures will be above average for this time of year and that means people will be able to enjoy time outdoors. It's been a long slog but we've got a lot to look forward to."

      He said milder temperatures would dominate for the first half of this week before an unsettled end with a risk of downpours.

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