Saturday, March 9th 2013, 4:33 AM EST
WINTER is roaring back with a vengeance this weekend as freezing temperatures bring another blast of snow.
Days after Britain enjoyed a glimpse of spring, bitterly cold winds will sweep in from Scandinavia.
The dramatic shift to temperatures as low as -7C (19F) comes less than a week after parts of Wales hit 64F.
Last night forecasters warned parts of the UK could see several inches of snow by Monday with up to eight inches possible on very high ground.
Widespread frosts and icy roads could cause hazardous driving conditions and areas not hit by snow are expected to get heavy rain with the risk of flooding.
The Government has put the UK on a level-2 cold weather health alert until Tuesday, warning of extreme cold and travel disruption. The Met Office issued severe weather warnings for snow over the next three days, with the South-west most at risk.
After a colder day today the mercury is set to plunge overnight tomorrow.
Met forecaster Charlie Powell said it could be as cold as -7C overnight as temperatures struggle to get above 1C in the day, with eastern and central regions particularly cold.
He said: “Sunday night and into Monday is when we are expecting the coldest conditions – possibly the coldest spell since January. We could see six inches of snow on high ground with an inch possible elsewhere.”
Strong winds with heavy snow could lead to blizzard-like conditions in parts of Scotland, he said.
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said most of the UK can expect wintry showers with central, eastern and southern reg- ions most at risk. He said: “From Sunday it is back into winter with severe overnight frosts and the risk of widespread snow.
“It is looking like a cold week ahead with plunging temperatures bringing the risk of icy roads and treacherous driving conditions.Monday night is going to be bitterly cold and in some exposed regions we could see the coldest night of the winter so far.”
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