Scotland's early spring is coming to a halt

Record breaking temperatures are ending as colder temperatures and snow showers are expected in the coming days

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     Daffodils have bloomed across much of the UK's unseasonably warm weather [AFP]

    The taste of spring that Scotland saw last week is about to vanish as snow is about to cover much of the country.

    The end of March for Scotland is being seen as one of the warmest since records began. Temperatures were easily reaching to the lower 20s Celsius, when the average for that time would be approximately 10 degrees Celsius.

    Now just a few days into April, that is all about to change. The Jet Stream, which separates warm air to its south and colder air to its north, is finally pushing south over the UK.

    Temperatures over the next few days are forecast to dip into the low single digits with overnight lows going below the freezing mark. The strong winds will also be playing a part and making those low temperatures feel even colder.

    While over the next coming days most of Scotland will be seeing wintry showers, it will be across the higher elevations where we could see snow accumulations of 20-30 centimetres. Luckily it is not expected to settle for very long.  The ground has already heated up sufficiently from last week’s warm spell to melt the snow within a couple of days.

    Lower temperatures will also filter into England as well, with London’s maximum reaching only to 6 Celsius in the next few days. The April average is nearer to 12 or 13C.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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