The UK is set to experience another cold snap as the Met Office warns of unsettled weather and patchy snow starting from today and continuing into next week. Northern Scotland will see the first of the snow tonight, with patches expected across the higher hills. By Monday, other parts of the north, particularly the western hills, will also see snow as another cold snap takes hold. Despite the chill, today will remain drier and brighter for most of the day, and in the south, it will be cloudy with patchy rain.
In the afternoon, rain will start to reach Northern Ireland before moving on to parts of northwest England, Wales, and southwest England later in the evening. Though the weather will remain mild in the south, it will become windier by Wednesday, which will take an edge off the temperature. The outlook from Thursday is mixed, with a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers. However, low pressure will dominate the week, leading to heavy rain, particularly in the west of the UK, and a risk of coastal gales.
The start of April looks set to continue with unsettled weather, but there is a chance that temperatures may be lower than the average for the time of year. Overall, the Met Office is predicting further outbreaks of rain and showers throughout the rest of the new working week. These conditions are likely to have an impact on people’s lives and businesses, including travel being disrupted and activities being cancelled. Those in affected areas are being warned to brace for another cold and wet snap.