UK weather forecast: Snow and Arctic blast to hit Britain this week with -8C temperatures

AFTER a sunny and warm Easter, Monday saw parts of the UK covered by snow.

And the wintry blast will continue on Tuesday, with temperatures set to plummet below zero once again.

The "Arctic plunge" has largely hit northern places, but the rest of the UK are deemed to not be immune from a sprinkling of snow, with even hail and sleet predicted.

The Met Office have issued weather warnings for most of Scotland, along with all of Northern Ireland and parts of Wales today.

Yet, the cold weather is expected to remain this week with temperatures dropping to -8C.

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  • Ben Hill


    Temperatures could plunge to minus 8C (17.6F) in some parts of the UK as forecasters warn that nowhere will be "immune" to sleet and snow.

    Most will wake to a cold start on Tuesday with temperatures hovering around minus 2C (28.4F) in the south of England and minus 5C (23F) in the north.

    Isolated parts of northern and central Scotland could even see the mercury drop to minus 8C between 3am and 5am, the Met Office said.

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