Met Office predictions over ‘White Easter’ and subzero -4C temperatures

An icy deep freeze is on its way, with sub-zero temperatures and claims of wide-spread snow reported to hit in the coming weeks.

The UK has had a glimpse of springtime weather that saw many taking to Britain's parks to escape lockdown.

Highs of 10C will be short-lived however, as weather starts suggest another cold snap is on its way.

Weather charts even allude to a 'White Easter', with temperatures falling below zero to -10C in some places on March 5, and around -4C when snow is predicted to fall on March 12.

Snow flurries are already due in Scotland, but speculation about whether the UK could face heavy snowfall has been addressed by the Met Office.

The Met Office rejected claims of a white Easter, calling it "impossible" to determine at this stage.

Forecasters reasoning for this is that weather maps that far ahead are likely to change, making it inaccurate to say either way.

However, the weather service did confirm that spring 2021 is likely to be the coldest spring for more than three years.

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The plunge can be put down to a 500 mile-wide Scandinavian surge, that could make the UK colder than Iceland.

Temperatures are set to fall from Sunday 7 March, but Brits will be able to enjoy a sunny day on Friday, March 5 ahead of a cold and frosty night.

Most parts of the country will be dry with sunny spells, but one or two light showers are possible in the east, with light winds expected in large parts of the country.

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Much of England was hammered with rain in the last week, with over 20 flood alerts issued for the Midlands, London, south east and East Sussex.

The alerts are due to expire on March 9, with only one serious warning issued for The River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe.

According to the Met Office's website, the warning has been issued because some "minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas" is expected.

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