Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020
More freezing showers and heavy rainfall are set to hit parts of the United Kingdom as temperatures drop below average following a spell of unseasonably warm weather. While U.K. was getting used to life in lockdown last week, sunshine struck sending the mercury soaring.
The temperatures peaked at 19.4C (66.9F) last Wednesday in north Wales – about 8C above average for this time of year. But the sunny spell was chased away by biting-cold winds over the weekend and on Monday, with snow hitting parts of the country – including in London.
Looking ahead, it will still be a bright start on Tuesday, with some patches of frost, and staying mostly dry throughout the day, the Met Office said. But the first few days of April will also feel significantly colder, with the thermometer sitting a couple of degrees lower than normal.
Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said that they will see spells of sunshine, cloudier skies at times and a few showers may affect eastern England, eastern Scotland and maybe northern Scotland as well, but the vast majority will be dry. It is a similar picture on Wednesday, with temperatures hitting 11C (51.8F) or 12C (53.6F) at their warmest.
From Thursday, windier weather is expected across northern England and Northern Ireland, with some heavy showers hitting Scotland and snow on higher ground.
Despite the chill, the weather is due to settle on Friday as the high pressure that has been dominating the UK’s air flows returns, bringing a dry day across the country.
The bright calm weather seen last week was due to a patch of record-breaking high pressure sitting across the United Kingdom.