Mar 10 2013
A return of freezing temperatures and snow will further delay springtime weather for Britain.
A band of light sleet and snow is falling from East Anglia to Lancashire, before turning to heavier later in time for the Monday morning rush hour.
Norfolk will feel the brunt of the slushy snowfall today with around two cms,
The public will have to brace themselves for falling temperatures dropping below freezing and even as low as -7C in some areas tonight.
Experts at Meteogroup, the weather division of the Press Association warned that a big change in temperature would be felt.
Forecaster Andy Ratcliffe of Meteogroup said: "The band of snow, sleet and rain is moving between East Anglia and Lancashire today, with most snow falling across Norfolk today.
"Overnight everywhere will be very cold tonight with a brisk easterly wind and some scattered snow storms, though those areas are unlikely to get any significant accumulations. The most frequent snow storms will be towards the north-east coast and in the southern counties where there is a risk of more persistent snow and could reach a couple of cms."
He added that temperatures have already dropped to -2 in Scotland overnight.
The weather is unlikely to be "anything exceptional", however the risk of snow fall on Monday morning could prove disruptive for commuters, senior meteorologist Julian Mayes said.
He added: "It could even be the coldest weather of the winter in a few places, but it's only going to last until about Friday, this cold snap. But it's going to be a noticeable one and the overnight temperatures will have some quite severe and penetrating frosts, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday nights right across the country."