Weather forecast UK – Met Office warns of sleet and snow this weekend before sunshine RETURNS Monday for pub reopenings

BRITS will endure snow, sleet and heavy rain this weekend – before the sun returns in time for pubs and shops reopening on April 12.

However, the sun is expected to appear on Monday as shops and pubs reopen but it’s likely to be cold.

Forecasters say most of the country will remain dry but temperatures could be on the chilly side, around 10C at best.

The weekend will see a divide between the two halves of the UK, with Brits to see wintry showers up north and dry, sunny conditions in the south.

The Met Office tweeted: "The #4cast is looking #colder on Friday, especially for northern parts of the UK, with further #wintry showers for Scotland & Northern Ireland. Cloudier across central and some southern parts of England & Wales with some rain."

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, adding: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.”

England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

And another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook.

The forecaster predicted in an update: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.

"Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop.

"The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions. In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow."

Follow all the latest news and updates in our live weather blog below…

  • Joseph Gamp

    HEAVY SHOWERS FOR SUNDAY

    This weekend will bring cold nights, with temperatures of around 2C in London and just below freezing further north, and average UK daytime temperatures rising to around 9C, says the Met Office.

    Heavier showers are set to hit south-east England on Sunday morning, with dry and bright weather expected elsewhere.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLD, BRIGHT AND MOSTLY DRY WEATHER FORECAST FOR SHOPS BIG REOPENING APRIL 12

    Cold, bright and largely dry weather is forecast for much of the UK in time for beer gardens to reopen in England on Monday.

    Venues including outdoor sections of pubs and restaurants, clothes shops, hairdressers and theme parks will be reopening in England on Monday, along with non-essential shops in Wales and outdoor retailers in Northern Ireland.

    Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday will be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, with average UK temperatures of between 5C (41F) and 10C (50F).

    Ms Maxey said southern areas and London could see slightly warmer temperatures of up to 12C (53.6F).

    She said: “By the time we get to Monday, it’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the south.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    FURTHER ARCTIC CONDITIONS TO HIT BRITAIN

    Yet another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, warns the Weather Outlook.

    The meteorological website says: “A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.”

    While areas to the north will be cold and bright, wintry showers will develop.

    “The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions.

    “In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow,” it adds.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS CAN PREPARE FOR SUNSHINE ON MONDAY AS PUB GARDENS REOPEN

    The sun is expected to appear on Monday as shops and pubs reopen but it’s likely to be cold.

    Forecasters say most of the country will remain dry but temperatures could be on the chilly side, around 10C at best.

    Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, adding: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SHETLAND TO FACE 70MPH GALE-FORCE WINDS

    Forecasters are predicting gale force winds of more than 70mph in Shetland as well as sub zero temperatures in many areas.

    Flood warnings are also in place for isolated areas.

    Average daytime temperatures range from 1C in northern Scotland to 5C in London and along the south coast.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SATURDAY’S FORECAST

    Rather cloudy and damp across southern and south-eastern England with spells of rain and drizzle for much of the day.

    There will be sunny spells further north, however patchy cloud cover will tend to build during the day and scattered showers will develop, some of these will be wintry in nature.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: MORE UNSETTLED CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON IN NORTH/SOUTH WEATHER DIVIDE

    The weather across the north and south of the UK has been a mixed bag, with sunshine, rain and cloud all reported.

    The Met Office tweeted: "Sunshine and wintry showers in the north this afternoon

    "Cloudier skies in the south with showery outbreaks of rain."

    "Feeling chilly," it added.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘COCKTAIL OF DISASTER’ AS EAST TIMOR ASKS AUSSIES FOR HELP

    East Timor has declared a “state of calamity” with the country’s foreign minister asking for international help.

    It has been battered by catastrophic floods and landslides and confronts an alarming new Covid-19 outbreak.

    There have been 42 recorded deaths in the country since Tropical Cyclone Seroja unleashed carnage this week, with 70 others still missing.

    Fidelis Leite Magalhaes, the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and government spokesman, warned of a “cocktail of more disastrous effects”.

  • Debbie White

    FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURES RAIN AND WINTRY SHOWERS

    Friday night's weather according to the Met Office: "Southern areas rather cloudy with some rain in places, with some showers across central England, possibly wintry in places.

    "Elsewhere, clear periods with a widespread frost, but also snow showers in northern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland."

  • Debbie White

    SNOW AND SLEET ON THE WAY FOR THE WEEKEND

    Central and northern areas start tomorrow "mainly dry and frosty", says the Weather Outlook.

    But, "through the day sleet or snow showers become quite widespread and some of them could be heavy.

    "In the south and south east longer periods of rain are possible and at times they may fall as sleet or wet snow, especially over high ground," the website adds.

  • Debbie White

    HEAVY SHOWERS FOR SUNDAY

    This weekend will bring cold nights, with temperatures of around 2C in London and just below freezing further north, and average UK daytime temperatures rising to around 9C, says the Met Office.

    Heavier showers are set to hit south-east England on Sunday morning, with dry and bright weather expected elsewhere.

  • Debbie White

    COLD, BRIGHT AND MOSTLY DRY WEATHER FORECAST FOR SHOPS BIG REOPENING APRIL 12

    Cold, bright and largely dry weather is forecast for much of the UK in time for beer gardens to reopen in England on Monday.

    Venues including outdoor sections of pubs and restaurants, clothes shops, hairdressers and theme parks will be reopening in England on Monday, along with non-essential shops in Wales and outdoor retailers in Northern Ireland.

    Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday will be "a cold day with bright weather for most", with average UK temperatures of between 5C (41F) and 10C (50F).

    Ms Maxey said southern areas and London could see slightly warmer temperatures of up to 12C (53.6F).

    She said: "By the time we get to Monday, it's certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the south."

  • Debbie White

    ANOTHER ARCTIC PLUNGE ON THE WAY

    Yet another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, warns the Weather Outlook.

    The meteorological website says: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today."

    While areas to the north will be cold and bright, wintry showers will develop.

    "The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions.

    "In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow," it adds.

  • Jon Rogers

    SUN COMING ON MONDAY

    The sun is expected to appear on Monday as shops and pubs reopen but it's likely to be cold.

    Forecasters say most of the country will remain dry but temperatures could be on the chilly side, around 10C at best.

    Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be "a cold day with bright weather for most", adding: "It's certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South."

  • Jon Rogers

    SHETLAND TO FACE 70MPH GALE-FORCE WINDS

    Forecasters are predicting gale force winds of more than 70mph in Shetland as well as sub zero temperatures in many areas.

    Flood warnings are also in place for isolated areas.

    Average daytime temperatures range from 1C in northern Scotland to 5C in London and along the south coast.

     

  • Jon Rogers

    SATURDAY'S FORECAST

    Rather cloudy and damp across southern and south-eastern England with spells of rain and drizzle for much of the day.

    There will be sunny spells further north, however patchy cloud cover will tend to build during the day and scattered showers will develop, some of these will be wintry in nature.

  • Jon Rogers

    MORE CLOUD ON SUNDAY BUT SUNNY SPELLS

    There’ll be yet more cloud on Sunday but the end of the week will see some sunny spells.

    The Meteo Group said: “It will be bright on Sunday with sunny spells but patchy cloud will build and scattered showers will develop during the day, some of these wintry in nature.”

    The forecaster has predicted mostly cloudy conditions for most of the country over the weekend.

  • Jon Rogers

    'COCKTAIL OF DISASTER' AS EAST TIMOR ASKS AUSSIES FOR HELP

    East Timor has declared a "state of calamity" with the country's foreign minister asking for international help.

    It has been battered by catastrophic floods and landslides and confronts an alarming new Covid-19 outbreak.

    There have been 42 recorded deaths in the country since Tropical Cyclone Seroja unleashed carnage this week, with 70 others still missing.

    Fidelis Leite Magalhaes, the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and government spokesman, warned of a “cocktail of more disastrous effects”.

  • Jon Rogers

    FEELING CHILLY THIS AFTERNOON

    Brits heading out this afternoon should probably wrap up warm as it's going to be chilly.

    The Met Office said in a Twitter message: "Sunshine and wintry showers in the north this afternoon.

    "Cloudier skies in the south with showery outbreaks of rain.

    "Feeling chilly."

    It will feel chilly out and about this afternoon
  • Jon Rogers

    PUB GOERS HEADING TO BEER GARDENS ON MONDAY MAY FACE OUTBREAKS OF RAIN

    It's not good news for pub goers who fancy sinking a few pints in a pub's beer garden for the first time in months.

    The outlook for Monday is that it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain in many parts.

  • Jon Rogers

    ODDS CUT ON 100MPH WIND SPEED THIS WEEKEND IN THE UK

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-2 (from 5-4) on the wind speed hitting 100mph in the mainland UK this weekend.

    The firm makes it 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded by the time the weekend is up, while it is 3-1 for this month to finish as the coldest April ever.

    "It is going to be an unsettled weekend and one in which we could see the wind speed reach as high as 100mph according to our betting," said Coral's John Hill.

    "We are expecting temperatures to drop to close to -10C over the next few days and as a result the odds on this month ending as the coldest April on record have been cut," added Hill.

  • Jon Rogers

    CAROL KIRKWOOD QUIPS: 'I'LL PROBABLY BE SACKED'

    BBC Breakfast's popular weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood joked this morning she would probably get the sack after disagreeing with her boss.

    The presenter made the tongue-in-cheek quip following a discussion about whether there can be different types of weather every day.

    BBC One show anchor Naga Munchetty said: "Our output producer said today that there can be no weather and I don’t think it’s true. I think there is always weather.

    "And he said there is a phenomenon where there is no weather."

    Carol, 58, was clearly in disagreement.

    She replied: "There’s always weather. There’s always going to be something; it’s going to be dry, it’s going to be wet, it’s going to be sunny."

    Carol continued with the forecast but stopped to surmise: "I’ll probably be sacked for that one."

    BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood says ‘I’ll probably be sacked’ mid-weather report after clash with boss

  • Jon Rogers

    MORE CLOUD ON SUNDAY BUT SUNNY SPELLS

    There'll be yet more cloud on Sunday but the end of the week will see some sunny spells.

    The Meteo Group said: "It will be bright on Sunday with sunny spells but patchy cloud will build and scattered showers will develop during the day, some of these wintry in nature."

    The forecaster has predicted mostly cloudy conditions for most of the country over the weekend.

  • Jon Rogers

    CLOUDY AND DAMP ON SATURDAY

    Most Brits can expect a cloudy and damp day tomorrow, according to the Meteo Group.

    In an update, the weather forecaster said: "Rather cloudy and damp across southern and south-eastern England with spells of rain and drizzle for much of the day.

    "There will be sunny spells further north, however patchy cloud cover will tend to build during the day and scattered showers will develop, some of these will be wintry in nature."

  • Jon Rogers

    CLOUD EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING

    There will be a cloudy end to Friday, the Meteo Group has forecast.

    The forecaster predicts cloud will cover much of Wales and southern and central parts with spots of drizzle.

    Brighter elsewhere with late sunny spells.

    Dry and clear for most overnight although cloud and drizzle will linger in the south and wintry showers will spread into northern Scotland.

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