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Weather forecast: UK braces for -5C April freeze after coldest April day in 8 years

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BBC Weather: UK set for ‘chilly’ weekend as wintry showers hit

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New weather charts and forecasts predict Brits will have to wrap up warm as it will continue to feel wintry and cold across the country. WXCharts’ minimum temperatures charts also show temperatures will plummet to -2C in most parts of England and Wales tomorrow on Sunday, April 11 at 6am and as low as -6C in Scotland.

Meanwhile, the mercury will be as high as between -1C and 1C across England and Wales and between -2 and 0C, according to maximum temperature charts for tomorrow at 6am.

As lockdown eases across England on Monday, April 12, WXCharts minimum temperatures charts shows the mercury will range between 0C and -2C at least across most parts of the country and -4C in parts of Scotland at 6am.

The mercury will be as high as -2C across parts of Scotland, 2C across northern England and 0C across the south at Monday at 6am, according to maximum temperature charts.

This is supported by WXCharts Wind Chill Index with most parts of the UK turning icy blue on both Sunday and Monday morning at 6am.

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey, said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most” and added: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.”

Venues including outdoor sections of pubs and restaurants, clothes shops, hairdressers and theme parks will be reopening in England on Monday, along with non-essential shops in Wales and outdoor retailers in Northern Ireland.

She added: “By the time we get to Monday, it’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the south.

“The further north you go, the colder it is and there’s a risk of showery rain for the west side of Scotland and for Cumbria.

“There’s a chance that some of that rain could fall as snow in the high ground in Scotland.”

She added: “There’s also a chance of frost on Monday and Tuesday morning, following cold nights, with most places likely to see temperatures just touching above freezing.”

Aidan McGivern, Met Office Weather Forecaster, added of this weekend: “Arctic air returning for a second time in a week.

“The source air is slightly less cold and with slightly less strong winds.

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“Snow showers will be less widespread. The air will be less cold, only slightly, but still unusually cold for April.” 

According to the Met Office, temperatures during the day on Sunday, April 11th will range between 4C and 6C across northern England and Scotland whilst the south of England and Wales will see warmer temperatures of between 8 and 11C. 

On Monday, April 12, temperatures will range between 5C and 7C across northern England and Scotland whilst the south and Wales will see warmer temperatures of between 9 and 12C.


This afternoon will be dry and bright for most areas with spells of sunshine, although patchy cloud cover will build during the day and scattered showers will develop.

Showers will be wintry across Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of northern England whilst cloud cover will linger across southern England.

It comes after England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

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