Last snowfall expected as cold weather lingers
Britain should brace itself for one last week of snow and cold weather before temperatures fully recover in mid-April, forecasters have said.
The freezing weather of the past month may have begun to ease off but conditions will still remain icier than normal for this time of year until next week at least, the Met Office said.
Most of the country will continue to experience single-digit temperatures in the coming days, with conditions turning increasingly unsettled as the week goes on.
Wind and heavy rain is due in the south and northern areas can expect wintry showers bearing the last snow and sleet of the year before the possibility of milder weather arises the following week.
A Met Office forecaster said: "It does look like the conditions will turn more unsettled across much of the country.
"Tuesday will be a particularly wet and It will still be cold in the north with the risk of wintry showers."
The latter part of the week will remain unsettled with more rain in the south accompanied by winds and temperatures lingering around 9C, but conditions could improve from next weekend he added.
"There are some signs that the following week the weather will become more settled so we could be seeing a little bit more sunshine and temperatures closer to what we might expect in April.
It looks like next week is the last time we will see snow on lower ground."
Rain is expected to arrive today in the south west while northern areas are at risk of sleet and snow, forecasters said, although most of the country will remain dry.
“So it looks like we might be heading towards spring at last, better late than never” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.