BRITAIN is braced for a “depressingly cold” snap next week with snow forecast as the miserable weather continues to put summer on hold....
...Temperatures in parts of the North are likely to sink to -5C (23F) by Tuesday with the chance of significant snowfalls in Scotland.
Although it will feel milder in the South it will be colder than normal for the time of year with overnight frosts in some areas. The grim weather is set to last at least another week with summer on hold, possibly until next month.
Jim Dale, forecaster with British Weather Services, said: “It is going to be depressingly cold in the North. The whole country is looking at temperatures well below average.
“In the North we are looking at air frosts with ground frosts likely in the South and temperatures around -2C.
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“We are in a period of unseasonably cold weather, more like we would expect at the beginning of March than during May.” After a brief warm spell yesterday, when temperatures in Norwich hit 70F (21C), the Met Office warned torrential downpours will hit northern regions today with more rain expected next week.
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Sun in England. Snow in Scotland. Eels in Wales: May's weather gets even madder (but the silver lining is half the country is now drought-free)
by Chris Parsons - Daily Mail
#Erratic weather continues this month as sun spells are predicted
#Severe weather warnings had been issued this week and snow is still coming down in Scotland
#Forecasters predict 'dry spells with sunshine' across large parts of England and Wales
#Drought status lifted for 19 counties in South West, Midlands and Yorkshire
Britain's erratic May weather looks set to continue this weekend, with snow and devastating downpours replaced by the first sustained sunny spells in weeks.
Flood-hit areas in Britain are expected to get a reprieve from the onslaught of rain after forecasters predicted a dry weekend for most of the country.
But while sunshine and clearer skies are expected in England, it was a different story north of the border, where the UK's unpredictable weather patterns saw snow sweep into parts of Scotland...
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