“Is There More Snow To Come” Asks Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire
As parts of Britain shiver under a blanket of snow and weathermen forecast a lot more to come, this is turning into one long, bleak winter.
Blizzards, freezing winds and up to 10 inches of snow are predicted this week with temperatures down to -9C (16F) in remote areas.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings in the North and forecasts the Arctic blast to last at least another week, with much of the UK in line for wintry showers.
Forecaster Helen Chivers said apart from a brief mild spell on Thursday it is a mixture of rain, sleet and snow until the end of the week. She said: “It is going to stay cold. The North could see up to 10in of snow over high ground with gale-force easterly winds triggering blizzards.
“Temperatures are going to remain below average with some very frosty mornings and possibly more snow at the end of the week.”
She said although the North will be hardest hit, southern regions will be affected by rain and sleet.
The Grampians, Cumbria and the Pennines have the worst outlook over the next few days but heavy showers could reach the Midlands, East Anglia and the South-east. Snow has fallen across parts of Scotland and northern England for the past two days.
So far this month, the mercury has hovered around 2C below normal in the coldest start to March for 43 years.
“Lets hope for some good weather for Easter” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.