Large swathes of Britain was covered in snow today as winter’s last blast sent temperatures plummeting. A band of light sleet and snow has been falling from East Anglia to Lancashire this morning, and it is due to turn heavier tonight in time for the Monday morning rush hour. Large flurries of snow have also fallen in Newcastle and Scotland, while residents across the country will have to brace themselves for falling temperatures dropping below freezing and even as low as -7C in some areas tonight.
Frozen: Kadie Lane, 4, takes a look at icicles in Carrshield in Northumberland, as a return of freezing temperatures and snow this morning will further delay springtime weather for Britain
Treacherous: A blizzard creates difficult driving conditions near Heaxham in Northumberland
Snow covered: The A69 in Newcastle after more overnight snow
Kadie Lane, 4, enjoys the snow near Carrshield in Northumberland
Experts at Meteogroup have warned that a big change in temperature would be felt
Suited: Heidi, a 19-month-old St Bernard, enjoying the snowy conditions this morning near Linlithgow, Scotland Norfolk will feel the brunt of the slushy snowfall today. Experts at Meteogroup warned that a big change in temperature would be felt. Forecaster Andy Ratcliffe 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 centimetres.’ He added that temperatures had already dropped to -2 in Scotland overnight.