A BLAST of winter weather could RUIN the first week of the Easter holidays as snow, hail & freezing temperatures engulf Britain.

The Met Office has today issued a yellow weather warning for snow across Scotland, which came into force from 6am today until 10pm tonight.

Forecasters expect a wet start for most places on Wednesday, with the South staying dry for some time.

And further wintry showers are then expected to hit the north of England on Thursday and Friday as the freezing weather continues.

Met Office forecaster Jonathan Vautrey said: “The general theme is for the weather to be unsettled. 

“There will be a damp and cloudy start to the working week for most with further outbreaks of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.

“There will also be a more persistent band of rain across southern areas by Thursday.”

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

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    However, in order to limit the warming of our beloved planet further, it’s issued some things that we need to do to keep the warmth rising no more than 1.5C this century – we must reach net-zero by the middle of the century.

  • Good morning! It’s Ije Teunissen-Oligboh back with you sharing the latest on the weather today!!

  • Short summary of today’s weather

    The Met Office has published a short summary of today’s weather.

    It reads: “Rain and drizzle in the north and northwest.

    “Snow on high ground of Scotland, settling to lower levels later where it will be cold.

    “Mainly dry, bright and mild elsewhere.”

  • It may be a rainy month, but the flowers may lift your spirits

    The days are set to remain grey with rain most days throughout the month, but we should start to see more flowers in bloom.

    To lift your spirits, keep an eye out for plants flowering throughout the month.

    Marigolds, ginger, forget-me-nots and lilies are all some of the flowers you might be able to keep an eye for this month.

    Carnations, roses and sunflowers will also be in bloom, thanks to the wind, increased sunlight and rain we’ve been experiencing.

  • North/south divide in the weather this morning

    The Met Office said: “A cloudy and locally damp start on Tuesday morning, but sunny spells developing in parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and England and feeling rather warm.

    “Very wet for much of Scotland with persistent rain and hill snow in the north.

    “Brighter in Shetland with wintry showers.”

  • It may be a rainy month, but the flowers may lift your spirits

    The days are set to remain grey with rain most days throughout the month, but we should start to see more flowers in bloom.

    To lift your spirits, keep an eye out for plants flowering throughout the month.

    Marigolds, ginger, forget-me-nots and lilies are all some of the flowers you might be able to keep an eye for this month.

    Carnations, roses and sunflowers will also be in bloom, thanks to the wind, increased sunlight and rain we’ve been experiencing.

  • Temperatures across UK capitals this week

    Stay abreast of the weather in your capital this week.

    As most schools across the UK wind down ready for Easter holidays, below is what to expect in a capital city near you.

    Belfast
    Rainy, windy, temp between 9C and 11C

    Cardiff
    Windy, dry, temp between 10C and 12C

    Edinburgh
    Light rain, windy, temp between 6C and 12C

    London
    Light rain, windy, temp between 10C and 15C

  • The return of April showers

    The mild temperatures had many thinking Summer was on the horizon, but not quite.

    We’re due a rainy week to come and more rain for the rest of the month.

    Drier spells expected interspersed with the rain as we draw closer to May.

    For now, don’t forget your brolly and perhaps some wellies too!

  • It’s cold and wet, and the cost of living has gone up. Here are tips to save energy!

    We’ll soon be enjoying a British Summer, but until then, here are some of the best ways to save energy and keep warm.

    1. Turn off appliances on standby. Turning the appliance off at the plug could save £30.

    2. Save around £75 a year by installing a smart thermostat. It can tell the rooms that are in use and heat the space accordingly.

    3. Efficient appliances! Don’t throw out an appliance unless you need to anyway, but if you are getting a new one, make sure it’s energy efficient. An A+++ fridge freezer could save you £320 over its lifespan.

    4. Wash your clothes at 30. It may only save £5 a year, but at this point you might agree that even a small amount helps!

    5. Insulate your roof. It could be costing you about £135 a year in heating costs.

  • No need to water plants in this weather

    Whether you’re a keen gardener or just have a few outdoor plants, be careful not to drown your plants.

    Most areas of the UK are experiencing a lot of rain this week – the rain water will suffice to keep your plants thriving throughout the month.

  • Why is it so rainy in April?

    ‘April showers bring forth May flowers’, but why is it pretty much guaranteed to rain in April?

    The sea temperature in the UK is at it’s lowest. Coupled with the Sun heating us more as the days get longer and the Sun gets higher results in warmer land temperatures.

    The clouds form over the warmer land, causing the rains to fall on us!

    Thankfully, the drier weather and warmth of May aren’t too far away now.

  • Check out temperatures for city breaks abroad this Easter

    If you’re looking for a city break abroad but not too far away, look no further!

    Paris – 9C

    Madrid – 12C

    Barcelona – 12

    Copenhagen – 7C

    Oslo – 4C

    Amsterdam – 9C

  • With grey weather to come, find out the rainfall in your area

    The Met Office provides a tool to find out the rainfall in a specific area.

    The UK rainfall radar map shows rainfall across the UK at 5 minute intervals.

  • Tonight will continue to be rainy and windy

    In the highlands, it’s likely for there to be snow.

    The rest of the country will endure intermittent rain along with windy weather.

    Rain expected particularly in the West across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • Looking ahead to holidays this Summer?

    Stay positive this Spring by planning holidays abroad.

    There are few things more annoying than going on holiday seeking great weather and finding yourself dealing with rubbish weather too.

    Don’t get caught out this year by checking the weather month by month in some of our favourite holiday destinations.

  • Wednesday to Friday outlook

    Rain and snow across Scotland Wednesday moving south, showers with bright spells elsewhere.

    Cold on Thursday and Friday with snow showers in the north, perhaps some rain far south. Windy.

  • Tomorrow’s forecast

    Rain and drizzle in the north and northwest.

    Snow on high ground of Scotland, settling to lower levels later where it will be cold.

    Mainly dry, bright and mild elsewhere.

  • Edinburgh forecast for tonight

    A cloudy evening and night with some patchy rain, this turning somewhat heavier and more persistent in places later in the night.

    Brisk northwesterly winds across Galloway with minimum temperatures of 5 °C.

  • Tonight’s London forecast

    Rather cloudy this evening and overnight, with the odd spot of light rain possible, but generally it will remain dry.

    A mild night with light winds with minimum temperatures of  9 °C.

  • Yellow weather warning for snow

    The yellow weather warning is in place for much of Scotland and will last from 4pm tomorrow to 11am Wednesday morning.

    The Met Office have said: “Persistent rain over northern Scotland will increasingly turn to snow over high ground during Tuesday, then perhaps to lower levels in the afternoon and evening.

    “This is likely to bring some accumulations above 100-200m with 3-7cm in places and perhaps 10cm above 300m.

    “There is some uncertainty by Tuesday night but rain and snow is likely to become focused further north across Scotland with a small chance of 2-5 cm settling at low levels by Wednesday morning and 15 cm above 200-300m – this most likely across Caithness, Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty.

    “The band of rain and snow is then likely to move back southwards across Scotland during Wednesday, slowly easing.”

  • What to expect from tomorrow’s weather warning

    • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
    • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
    • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
    • A small chance that untreated pavements and cycle paths become impassable
  • Weather until mid-April

    Until Friday 15 April, further unsettled conditions are expected to arrive later in the week. Most areas will see spells of rain or showers, potentially wintry on high ground at times.

    “Periods of drier and more settled weather are still possible, but more short-lived than recently,” the Met Office reports. 

    “Showers may be heavy at times, with hail and thunder possible. Strong winds are also likely at times, mainly in the north and the west, with temperatures generally near or slightly above average.”

  • Looking ahead to holidays this Summer?

    Stay positive this Spring by planning holidays abroad.

    There are few things more annoying than going on holiday seeking great weather and finding yourself dealing with rubbish weather too.

    Don’t get caught out this year by checking the weather month by month in some of our favourite holiday destinations.

  • With grey weather to come, find out the rainfall in your area

    The Met Office provides a tool to find out the rainfall in a specific area.

    The UK rainfall radar map shows rainfall across the UK at 5 minute intervals.

  • Check out temperatures for city breaks abroad this Easter

    If you’re looking for a city break abroad but not too far away, look no further!

    Paris – 9C

    Madrid – 12C

    Barcelona – 12

    Copenhagen – 7C

    Oslo – 4C

    Amsterdam – 9C

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