White Easter warning as snow could be set to sweep across UK in -5C chill

The Met Office has warned that the Easter Bank Holiday "will be cold" – and won't rule out snow.

With the four-day weekend seen as a milestone for millions of Brits eager to gather with loved ones in their gardens after a year of lockdowns, the freezing temperatures could put a stop to any plans for BBQs or all-day boozing.

A spokesperson from the Met Office told the Daily Star: "There are increasing signals that as we get closer to the Easter weekend that it will be cold across the UK.

"It is too early to confirm if it will snow, but the end of the week will be colder than the beginning, which will be surprisingly warm for March.

"If it does snow, and at the moment different models are producing different outcomes, it is more likely that the northern half of England will see some snow."

The Met Office's insights come after forecasts by Netweather began being shared online.

Their team of weather boffins have predicted a huge 60% chance that the weekend of April 2-5 will see parts of the UK plunge to -5C, and "wintry showers" from Good Friday onwards.

The last time there was a White Easter was in 2008.

And prior to that, the last time snow fell on Easter Day was on 12 April 1998.

There was also snow on Easter in April 1983.

Earlier this month, Met Office forecaster Graham Madge told SomersetLive: "A white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas.

"It’s possible that we could get snow in March, in fact, it's more likely we will get snow in March than in December."

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