Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 7:45 AM EDT
BRITAIN was shivering in a late winter blast which brought two inches of snow to parts of the country yesterday.
With only 17 days to go before the start of “flaming” June, snow flurries were seen as far south as Wolverhampton after temperatures plunged to -5C (23F) overnight.
Up to two inches of snow were also reported in parts of Scotland, the Pennines and Cumbria.
Weather experts said the UK was still “stuck” in a system of bitter cold air from the Arctic which shows no signs of moving on. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, added: “We are still very much in a northerly air flow.
“It is significantly colder than normal for the time of year, and looks like staying that way at least until the end of May.”
The entire country is at risk of widespread frost all this week with daytime and overnight temperatures about 5C lower than normal for the time of year.
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