BBC Weather forecasts colder temperatures across Europe
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BBC Weather’s Nick Miller said a huge Atlantic cold front will sweep across Scotland on Monday into central Europe bringing snow and sleet with it. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. Mr Miller said: “Much colder will be spreading across northwestern areas in Europe from Monday into Tuesday.
“Not wet for everyone but it’s certainly going to feel like Spring has disappeared for a while.
“High pressure is keeping things quiet across many central and western areas into Sunday.
“But a weather system taking some wet weather through Greece, Romania and quite strong winds through the south of that.
“One or two showers breaking out across eastern areas of Spain with Portugal remains dry as does France and Germany.
“A weather front across Scotland and pushing into Norway has much colder air will dive southwards on Monday.
“Some wintry showers of rain, sleet, hail, even snow in places can be found as well.
“Several particularly cold days to come in London and Paris and some fairly frosty nights on the way.”
It comes as the cold snap is set to continue over the weekend, hitting many people’s hopes for an al-fresco Easter lunch.
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Heavy snow warnings are in place for parts of northern Scotland, but forecasters have said nowhere in the country will be “immune” from snowfall by Monday as temperatures continue to drop.
Despite the chilly weather, the public have been urged to respect the rules and only meet friends and family outdoors now that restrictions have started to ease.
More than half of British households – 51% – had planned to swap a traditional Easter roast for a barbeque or picnic this year, a survey by Sainsbury’s found.
Plans are likely to have to change in Fife, Strathclyde and the Highlands, which are due to see gale-force winds and snow showers as the country enters an “Arctic trough”.
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By Easter Monday morning, there could be as much as 15cm of snow in higher areas.
The Met Office’s yellow warnings are in place from 6pm on Sunday until midnight on Monday.
Craig Snell, forecaster for the Met Office, said: “After a taste of summer for a lot of the UK, we will see things turn much colder as we go through the second half of the Easter weekend.
“A lot of the UK will be prone to seeing some wintry showers as we go through the course of Monday but northern Scotland is where we’ll see the heaviest and most frequent snow.
“That’s where there’s most concern that we might see some disruption.”
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