I normally post some of the Nathan Rao Weather News articles from the Daily Express, lets see how he gets on with his April 2013 Weather forecast with the aid of the Met Office, maybe Piers has met his match:)
THIS time last month we were talking about March being colder than average.
Four weeks later, after a battering from Siberian winds and snow, we are still shivering in bitter winds with frost still on the ground most mornings.
Last month turned out to be the second coldest March on record, with temperatures well-below average for the time of year and parts of the country left under snow.
Easter was bitterly cold for much of Britain, with bookies forced to pay out after flakes of snow fell over London over the weekend.
With a low of -12.5C recorded in Braemar, Scotland, over the weekend, it is safe now to say it has been the coldest Easter on record. Forecasters have started to talk about what we can expect over the next few weeks, but apart from a gradual recovery to a more normal climate, any hopes of a lovely warm spell are out of the question.
Next week will feel less cold, although temperatures are only creeping back to the average for the time of year.
A milder Atlantic system will also bring rain and winds to much of the country, a contrast from the dry weather we have seen over the past few weeks.
Into the rest of April and temperatures will start to nudge up towards May possibly reaching double figures for the first time in weeks, although they will be lower than average for the time of year.
The good news is there isn’t likely to be any more major snow events by the end of the month.
This update was produced with the kind co-operation of the Met Office.