From snow to sun hats? Week’s weather set for dramatic change
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While many have woken up to snow this morning, freezing fog is the concern for forecasters tonight – while temperatures could be twice the average by Sunday.
This morning’s snow, no matter what the depth, had youngsters enjoying the flakes which had fallen at the beginning of the half-term holiday.
The cold weather also made for treacherous driving conditions in some areas, prompting warnings from police.
A yellow weather warning for snow and iceis in place until midday today.
But today forecasters are warning freezing fog tonight and into tomorrow morning posed the greatest risk to motorists.
Temperatures are set to drop as low as -4C (25F) tonight, or -2C (28F) in areas with fog, which could freeze on surfaces – including roads.
From tomorrow the weather is set to dry out and warm up according to Weatherquest, with temperatures reaching possible highs of 6C (43F), though clear skies on Tuesday night could again lead to overnight frost.
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Adam Drury, forecaster at Weatherquest, said gusty winds could mar an otherwise clear “Spring-like” day on Wednesday, with a band of rain sweeping across the region on Wednesday night and through-out Thursday.
“Thursday will be quite a dull day, and though we shouldn’t see any flooding it will be a damp, drizzly and rubbish day,” Mr Drury said.
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Another weak band of rain will pass through on Friday, clearing towards the afternoon.
However the weekend will see a “warm kick”, with the chance of slight rain on Saturday, but by Sunday temperatures could reach highs of 16C (61F) – compared to average highs for the time of year of just 6C (43F).
Mr Drury added: “We start the week below average for the next few days, get to the mean temperature, and then possibly quite well above it by the weekend.”
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