Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Scattered snow and rain in Billings, followed by partly sunny skies

Scattered snow and rain in Billings, followed by partly sunny skies

Forecasters predict that as a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the United Kingdom, rain could turn to heavy snow - with several centimentres possible.

"In terms of snow, we expect there will be some in parts of the United Kingdom, but it will be mainly in the high ground of Scotland and northern England".

At present the extent and amounts of any snow are very uncertain, and the risk of disruption is low.

Easter Sunday will start off mostly cloudy and cold with temperatures around 30 degrees in the morning in the Denver area.

By Easter Monday cold air will once again be feeding in from the east and this is when forecasters much of the northern half of the United Kingdom could see snow.

He said: "Low pressure will dominate for the start of the Easter weekend, it will bring bands of rain and brisk winds too, this will continue on and off into Saturday, but there are signs of that system clearing away for Easter Day".

Rain will become increasingly heavy in south-west and south-east England on Friday night, especially in Cornwall, Devon, Kent and London.

Much of the areas have a chance of a rain/snow mix, with about 1 to 3 inches of snow by early Saturday in much of the area.

"Most spring flowers, daffodils and primroses for example are incredibly tolerant of bad weather despite their delicate looks and won't be much hurt by chill or rain".

There had been suggestions that another blast of similar weather from Siberia would give us a white Easter, but those predictions have since been softened.

So the Easter weekend is upon us, and many of us are hoping to get out and about in Cornwall, but what does the weather have in store? Temperatures remaining below normal with highs of 5 to 10C, and gentle north-easterly winds. Overnight into Sunday it will turn quite cold, with widespread frost expected in Northern Ireland and Scotland. A cold front will move through in the evening and will transition to all snow.

This isn't the first time we've had snow on Easter Sunday.

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