Map shows exact places snow likely to fall amid freezing Arctic blast, before return of warm weather for Bank Holiday

25 April 2024, 08:48

The Met Office map shows where snow and other forms of precipitation are likely to fall
The Met Office map shows where snow and other forms of precipitation are likely to fall. Picture: Met Office/Alamy

By Kit Heren

A map has revealed the places snow is likely to fall in the UK, as temperatures remain unseasonably cold.

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The Met Office said in its forecast for Thursday that there would be "a cold but often bright start to the day for many."

Forecasters added that there would be "sunny spells with a few showers, which could be heavy at times", across the UK, which could "turn wintry over hills in the north."

They said that temperatures would be "feeling chilly, especially in the north and east."

On Friday, "sleet and snow" could fall in hilly parts of the UK, the Met Office said.

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A map shows where snow and other kinds of precipitation are likely to fall
A map shows where snow and other kinds of precipitation are likely to fall. Picture: Met Office

Forecasters said of April 26: "Another chilly start. Showers continuing in the north and east, with some sleet and snow over the hills. Rain arriving in the southwest later. Feeling chilly despite the light winds."

Forecasters said that the reason for the unseasonably cold weather is that the air is coming to the UK from the Arctic.

The Met Office's Ellie Glaisyer said: "The reason for the low temperatures is that we've got an area of high pressure out west.

"That gives us a northerly wind across the UK, particularly across eastern parts.

File photo of people enjoying a walk during snow
File photo of people enjoying a walk during snow. Picture: Alamy

"This is bringing us slightly below-average temperatures,  as the air is coming from towards the Arctic."

But a recent forecast has suggested temperatures could soar in just a few days, reaching as high as 20C and bringing an end to the recent cold snap.

WXCharts have suggested East Anglia and the South East could experience warmer weather at the start of next month.

It could reach as high as 20C on May 5 and 6.

The warm weather could return in early May
The warm weather could return in early May. Picture: Alamy

According to the Met Office's long-range forecast, which runs from May 6 to May 20, temperatures are likely to get warmer.

While it may remain a cooler start to next month, temperatures will start to rise quite rapidly.

Temperatures are "likely to recover to around or a little above average as the period progresses", the Met Office predicted.

"Also worth noting that average temperatures themselves rise by around 1C per week at this time of year," they added.

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