There is unlikely to be any let up of the recent adverse weather conditions most of the country has been experiencing. Weather reports are predicting that snow and ice could stay until next week, potentially disrupting people’s Easter travel plans.
The Met Office has issued a current alert level 3 amber warning, just one level below that of a national emergency. There is 100% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions in parts of England until Friday, and 90% probability over the rest of the Easter weekend.
Many airports experienced disruption over the weekend, with cancellations and closed runways because of the ice and snow. Passengers planning to go away this week are advised to keep an eye on the airport and airline websites for updates.
Chris Hogan, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, warned that the freezing weather will feel even colder due to the bitter winds, with no sign of warmer weather just yet. He added: “London will mark the border of rain and snow, with everywhere north looking at a covering of snow and around 6cm in the Midlands, Wales, north England and southern Scotland.
So far this month, the average March temperature in central England is at 3.8C, compared to a relatively balmy 8.3C last year.