According to forecasters, the UK will be hit by a wintry blast of snow, hail and gales during the period before the May bank holiday weekend.
It’s forecasted that temperatures will fall dramatically by tomorrow and will stay unseasonably low up until mid-next week.
The Northern parts of the UK will be the worst hit from Tuesday next week with widespread overnight frosts and “heavy and wintry” showers, according to the Met Office predictions.
During the 3 day break for Bank holiday, the weather will improve and rain should cease, but temperatures will rise very slowly.
Cold weather following warm weather:
This cold weather comes following an early start to the spring, which was extremely warm with temperatures reaching 25C.
But, the warm weather meant that birch pollen season started early. However, it will be interrupted by the drop in temperature, which will bring some relief to those who suffer from hay fever.
The Met Office said that during next week, the brightest and driest weather will be in the west, they expect it to spread to the country.
Cold front moving:
The Weather Channel’s Eleanor Bell said that an area of low pressure, currently over Iceland, is moving east and it “will result a strong cold northerly plunge into north-west Europe in between the high and low pressure and as a result will pull temperatures below normal for the time of year.”
She added: “Temperatures will be around 2 to 5 degrees below normal for the time of year over the UK and 4 to 7 degrees below normal for northern mainland Europe.”
“A cold northerly flow will affect all areas mid-week with a sharp frost in sheltered areas. Further snow showers will affect northern areas, as well as the east coast and exposed western coastal areas.”
There will be frost during May, according to the Met Office, however, the weather is expected to be drier than usual during the beginning of the month.
By the middle of the month, the cold temperatures are forcasted to rise and will probably become higher than average.