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BBC Weather: ‘Arctic blast’ to batter Britain as ‘wintery showers’ set for bank holiday

BBC Weather: UK temperatures set to drop over bank holiday

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Matt Taylor told BBC Breakfast that the start of the Easter bank holiday will see sunshine and dry weather with a temperature boost across the UK. However, the BBC Meteorologist added that temperatures are set to plummet during the second half of the weekend with wintery showers expected on Monday.

Mr Taylor said: “This weekend there will be a lot of dry and sunny weather, to begin with but some of you will see a bit of snow.

“It is chilly out there at the moment but as winds go west on Saturday Scotland and Northern Ireland are to receive a temperature boost.

“That temperature boost will push into England and Wales for Sunday ahead of what will be an arctic blast of cold air for all of us into Easter Monday.”

The BBC Meteorologist continued: “After a spell of rain, sleet and snow on Sunday night we open the door to very strong winds.

“Just about any of you could see a passing snow shower through the day on Monday.

“The greatest chance of seeing a covering will be across the northern half of Scotland.

“While temperatures will be well down to where we should be for this time of year, factor in the strength of the wind which will be touching 50 to 60 down those easter coasts.

“Your Easter Monday will feel more like it is freezing outside.

BBC Weather: UK set for drop in temperature and rain

“A big turnaround from the twenty-plus degrees we saw this week.”

The BBC’s Carol Kirkwood also forecast wintery weather conditions on Easter Monday.

Ms Kirkwood said: “On bank holiday Monday, Easter Monday it is going to feel quite raw for some with a northerly wind.”

She added: “On Monday not only will it be cold but there will be some wintery showers.”


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Met Office’s Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Mark Sidaway, said: “After a settled, warm spell with plenty of sunshine particularly across England and Wales our weather will take a notable change in direction later in the weekend.

“Very cold Arctic air will move in from the north-west through Sunday, bringing snow showers and freezing overnight temperatures.

“The snow showers will predominantly affect the north and west of the UK. 

“The south and east will likely remain drier but still cold with a lower chance of wintry showers.”

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