SNOW is set to hit next week and the Met Office warns of ‘potential winter showers’ as temperatures drop

The coming week promises to be colder

The BRITS hit the beaches yesterday as the mercury hit 20C bringing plenty of blue skies and sunshine to most parts of the UK. Calm dry weather is expected to continue through Sunday for the most part.

In a massive weather reversal, forecasters have warned the coming week is set to get cooler with temperatures of -3C in remote rural areas of Scotland.

By Tuesday, the Met Office says a mass of cold air will push across the north of the UK, before slowly sinking south. Winter showers are also forecast for most of the country and will be more frequent in the north and east.

Its chief meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: ‘Although the UK has had a lot of good and stable weather in March in recent days, a change is afoot from the middle of next week with air colder spreading from the north and increased chance of rain in most areas.

He added: “With the influence of unstable weather, we will see a marked drop in temperatures for the most part with colder air arriving from the north.

“This will see maximum temperatures drop to single digits for many regions, and below freezing overnight.”

Jim Dale, meteorologist for the UK Meteorological Service, also adds that we will all feel the brunt of the colder air and “we will be back in coats and jumpers”.

Looking further into April, Brits can expect even more unsettled weather, including stormy conditions and hail towards the middle of the month.