Parts of Britain will be colder than the Arctic this weekend as rain and even snow threaten to put a freeze on millions of families’ May Bank Holiday plans.
Beach trips and barbecues are likely to be off the agenda as forecasters predicted the mercury could plunge as low as 26F (-3C) in places on Saturday.
Holidaymakers were advised to go skiing rather than sunbathing and seaside resorts warned of multi-million pound losses and deserted beaches.
Farmers and gardeners, battered by drought and floods, have also been warned that crops and plants could be killed by widespread frosts.
Flood continued today as the Met Office said rain hit many parts and the Environment Agency issued 19 flood warnings and 61 alerts. East Anglia, the Midlands and the South were worst hit.
Showers will hit the south coast on Saturday, a wider area of the south on Sunday, and most areas on a washout Bank Holiday Monday, with further widespread rain next week....Click above telegraph.co.uk link to read FULL report