Bookmakers slash the odds on a white Easter as snow sweeps into Britain from the south and biting 50mph winds make it feel like -12C
- Freezing conditions will last until Friday – when a week ago it was 17C
- Up to 4ins of snow to fall today across large parts England and Scotland
- Temperatures expected to drop to -7C in some areas of Britain today
- Met Office ‘feels like’ temperatures show Swindon will fall to -12C tonight
- Cheltenham organisers say ‘no danger’ racing festival will be cancelled
Britain faces a week of Siberian weather as the odds of a white Easter fall as fast as the temperature.
The freeze that struck Britain at the weekend after a spell of warm sunny weather will continue today, with temperatures expected to plunge as low as -7C and winds reach up to 50mph in the South West. A band of light sleet and snow falling from East Anglia to Lancashire yesterday is expected to become heavier today, with the whole of the South Coast facing snowy conditions.
Battling on: A mother pushes her child in Colchester, Essex, today in the middle of blizzard-like conditions
Tricky on foot: Commuters were forced to battle through snow to their offices in central London this morning
Siberian spring will mean snow all week: Cold snap sees bookies slash odds of white Easter
- Wintry conditions come after Britain was hotter than Ibiza this past week
- Snow due to turn heavier in time for rush hour this morning
- Temperatures expected to drop to -7C in some areas
Frozen: Kadie Lane, 4, takes a look at icicles in Carrshield in Northumberland, as a return of freezing temperatures and snow yesterday will further delay springtime weather for Britain
Britain faces four more days of Siberian weather – and the odds of a white Easter are dropping as quickly as the temperatures.
The freeze that struck Britain at the weekend will continue today, with most areas blighted by bad weather as the mercury falls as low as -7C.
Yesterday’s band of light sleet and snow falling from East Anglia to Lancashire is expected to become heavier today, with the whole of the south coast facing up to two inches of snow.
The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for Devon, where four inches were expected by this morning.