The Met Office has warned conditions over the Easter bank holiday weekend are likely to be “unsettled and cold” as a band of rain moves across the UK. Snow is probable on higher ground across Scotland and northern parts of Britain, but fears the UK will be mired in travel disruption – as it was at the beginning of March – were unfounded. A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued, however, across eastern Scotland until Friday afternoon, with longer journey times expected on roads across higher routes. Read more 'Beast from the east' not returning to UK over Easter after all Strange 'orange snow’ phenomenon reported across eastern Europe How to predict the weather using clouds “Sleet and snow are likely for parts of Scotland tonight,” the Met Office said. “Rain and hill snow will move into northern England, with further showery rain possible in the south later." On Friday, … [Read more...] about UK weather: Easter bank holiday weekend to see showers, sleet and snow across Britain
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The great Easter getaway is expected to start this evening amid warnings that this could be one of the busiest bank holidays ever experienced on the roads. Easter weather: Met Office issues weather warning for Yorkshire as scale of icy bank holiday blast is upgradedBoth the RAC and the AA have issued warnings for drivers to make sure they are fully prepared for their journeys as 19 million people are expected to escape for the long weekend.With the first holiday of the year coming earlier than usual, it is predicted that many families will use the time to get a long break in before the wait for summer.Hundreds of miles of roadworks will be suspended across British motorways and A-roads as Highways England looks to make the great getaway as painless as possible, but many projects will continue and cause even further delays for the increased levels of traffic.Highways England said it would finish or lift roadworks on 99% of the network by 06:00 BST on Thursday and that only "essential … [Read more...] about Easter travel: The roads you need to avoid as Yorkshire prepares for wintry Bank Holiday weekend
Easter weekend looks set to be disrupted by a blast of cold and wintry weather with the Met Office now upgrading its warning of snow across Yorkshire. Watch the shocking moment police ram drug driver's car off Leeds road during 100mph chaseInitial warnings of a 'White Easter' seemed to have been downplayed as the threat of snow was reduced to heavy rains and sleet.However, the Met Office has now revised their forecast with the threat of heavy snow in some parts of Yorkshire resulting in the new warning being issued.Issued for Easter Monday, the warning states: "There is a possibility of heavy snow over parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland, especially for high ground. Travel may be affected."As a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK, there is the chance that rain could turn to heavy snow in places."Several cm of snow are possible, especially over hills, with drifting in strong winds. There is also the possibility of a few cm of wet … [Read more...] about Easter weather: Met Office issues weather warning for Yorkshire as scale of icy bank holiday blast is upgraded
Another blast of icy cold weather looks set to hit Yorkshire this Easter weekend... but it is not expected to be as bad as the Beast from the East. Watch the shocking moment police ram drug driver's car off Leeds road during 100mph chaseWeather forecasters have played down the prospect of a third Beast from the East blizzard, but Yorkshire can still expect some cold and wintry conditions for the bank holiday with Easter Monday in particular looking extremely bleak.A mixed picture of wind, rain and sleet has been predicted by the Met Office and The Weather Channel, with some snow still expected to fall on higher ground and across the Pennines. 'Elland Road is a dump and the Revie Stand is named after a cheat'Scotland is also likely to see some snowfall, and there are even a number of Yellow Weather Warnings issued for the region, but these flurries are more likely to fall as sleet and rain when they move southward across the north of England.The Weather Channel says: "The icy wind that … [Read more...] about Easter weather: Wintry mix of wind, rain, sleet and snow as Yorkshire prepares for icy bank holiday blast
It’s been a damp and dreary start to the year - and this cold weather certainly has you reaching for your calendar in anticipation of the warmer months. You're counting down to the weekend even more than usual - and the next bank holiday feels like it's years in the future. Don't worry though, it'll be here before you know it! Half term is just around the corner - so that’s a good chunk of 2018 done and dusted already. Grab your diary and make a note of these (and perhaps get the umbrella to hand, because it's bound to rain). Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales Good Friday: March 30 Easter Monday: April 2 Early May bank holiday (Monday): May 7 Spring bank holiday (Monday): May 28 Summer bank holiday (Monday): August 27 Christmas Day (Tuesday): December 25 Boxing Day (Wednesday): December 26 … [Read more...] about When are the 2018 bank holidays?