I’m Dreanin’ of a White Easter – Will it snow at Easter?

Will it snow at Easter?

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 23rd March2018


Will it snow at Easter?

‘Beast from the East 3’ predicted to bring more snowfall

As British Summer Time officially begins the weather is not expected to match as the long weekend is expected to be a White Easter

More snow is predicted to return with forecasters warning of a “White Easter”.

Just as Britain recovers from the latest cold snap, there’s now a threat of more snow and below-average temperatures for the long weekend.

Some forecasts predict a blast of bitter air from the Arctic sweeping through Britain during the run-up to the holiday as high pressure builds north of the country.

This could allow icy, cold winds to plunge across the UK with the chance of snow fall for the third time – after the second bout of snow fall dubbed the “mini beast from the East” last weekend.

BBC weather presenter and meteorologist Simon King joked about the further bout of snow fall on social media.

Posting on Twitter he said: “Who likes trilogies? When you get a sudden stratospheric warming event like we saw in Jan, it often means you can get more than one/two/three bouts of colder weather. #BeastFromTheEast to be continued…?”

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We halved odds of a White Easter yesterday to just 5/1, but we’re taking no chances and have been forced to cut them to 9/2 with even more snow predicted over the next few weeks.”

Conditions will become unsettled with temperatures starting to edge upwards later this week with periods of drier and bright weather coupled with some heavy rain.

But the mercury may fall again during next week as the holiday period approaches.

Forecaster Eleanor Bell, of The Weather Channel, said: “Milder air will be brought in from the west. It will be a dry start to the week before it becomes more unsettled.”

Forecaster Katie Greening, also of The Weather Channel, said cold Polar air is expected to spark a cool period across Britain from the end of March into the beginning of April.

She said: “Snow in April? Yes, correct! It’ll become unsettled with temperatures set to lower once more and precipitation falling in the form of snow over north-western and central Europe.”

So, don’t put away your winter coats, just yet  and keep open the option for sledge or bucket and spade due to the possibility of a further cold snap being on the way.

Almost all forecasts agree that temperatures will be mostly below average.

There is still some uncertainty in the long-range outlook but many computer models are predicting colder, more unsettled conditions to continue well into April.

British Summer Time begins at the weekend when the clocks go forward by an hour, but it is highly unlikely that conditions will mirror the change.

The Met Office has also said: “There remains some uncertainty in the forecast for the Easter Weekend, but we are likely to see slow moving weather systems across the UK, with wetter weather more probable in the south, and with drier, colder conditions in the north albiet with a risk of snow at times.”


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