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Snow In Cumbria Yesterday!!

Britain endures one last wintry blast... but it won't last for long.

Parts of the UK looked like a snow-covered winter wonderland yesterday morning.

Temperatures of up to 70F (21C) were predicted for Mothers Day  yesterday – potentially making it the hottest day of 2014.

But it was a different story in Cumbria, Northum­berland and Dartmoor which received a dusting of snow.

The flurry was so bad in Alston, Cumbria that snow ploughs were out clearing roads and temperatures further west in Bridgefoot plummeted to -1.9C (39F).

But this weekend the temperatures are set to shoot up, so dig out those barbecues and flip flops.

This weekend’s good weather news comes as forecasters have predicted a four month super-summer from May until the end of August.

Temperatures are tipped to reach 100F (38C) - which would smash all known records since 1910.

Some parts of the country will also see a repeat of last July’s heatwave which saw Britain hit temperature of 82F (28C) for 19 consecutive days.

Despite the warm temperatures tipped for this weekend, there may not actually be any sun.

The Met Office has said while it will feel warm parts of the UK will be very overcast.

Ms Maxey added: "It's not a picture of wall-to-wall sunshine across the country, it will depend where you are.

"But we're going to see a big jump in temperatures today. Even when it's overcast you'll experience that change in temperature.

"It's going to be a bit breezy but if you can keep out of the wind it's going to feel quite warm. It's going to be nice in the sunshine if you can catch some of it."


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