Weather forecast UK tomorrow – Balmy 12C temperatures return just as pub beer gardens and shops reopen following snow

THE mercury will hit 12C TODAY as the signs of the April cold snap melt away as British the springtime begins to warm up.

After one of the hottest March days on record, Brits were hit by a bitterly cold Easter weekend thanks to a -8C Arctic blast descending on the country.

England saw its coldest day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

But Brits will see the spring in their step return as most of the UK is predicted to see the return of double digit temperatures by this afternoon.

The Met Office tweeted: “The #4cast is looking less cold on Thursday with temperatures reaching double figures for many.

“It will however be rather cloudy with some #rain mainly across northern and western areas.”

That's great news for Brits planning to descend on pub beer gardens from Monday when the latest round of lockdown easing comes into force.

Follow all the latest news and updates in our live weather blog below…

  • Tariq Tahir

    WINEMAKERS FIRES TO PROTECT GRAPES FROM COLD CAUSING SMOG

    Tousands of small fires lit by French winemakers to ward off frost in their vineyards have caused a layer of smog in the southeast of the country.

    The practice of lighting fires or candles near vines or fruit trees to prevent the formation of frost is a long-standing technique used in early spring when the first green shoots are vulnerable to the cold.

    Whole hillsides look as if they are ablaze, creating a striking visual effect, with winemakers scrambling this week as temperatures plunged to below freezing, particularly in the fertile Rhone valley in southeast France.

  • Tariq Tahir

    COLD MORNING ON THE THAMES

    It was a chilly this morning as the Meleq set sail from Gravesend.

    The car carrying cargo ship was pictured heading out into Gravesend Reach and the sea.

    Credit: Rex
  • Tariq Tahir

    SOAK UP THE SUN IN HER MAJ’S GARDEN

    For the first time ever the paying public will be able to soak up the sunshine and picnic in none other than the Queen's back garden.

    This summer tourists will be able to visit Buckingham Palace's gardens and explore the 39-acre grounds by themselves.

    Visitors can explore the Buckingham Palace gardens with a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to picnic in the ground with views of the Palace, the Royal Collection Trust has announced.

  • Tariq Tahir

    EX-SOLDIER FEARS HOUSE WILL FALL INTO SEA AFTER STORMS

    Winter storms have seen Lance Martin's home teeter on the edge, with his back door now only 20ft from the cliff edge.

    The 63-year-old lost almost 100ft of sand dune during the Beast from the East storm in 2018 – and more went on Easter Sunday, with the drop becoming steeper.

    He has suffered countless sleepless nights as more of his garden falls into the sea.

    Credit: PA
  • Tariq Tahir

    PARK LIFE

    The sun has finally come out to warm us a bit up on a chilly day – though these people still have hats and scarves on.

    They were enjoying the spring weather sitting in deck chairs in London’s Green Park.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Tariq Tahir

    SNOW JOKE DOWN-UNDER

    It’s not just the UK that’s feeling the cold, Australia is bracing itself for a “polar blast” of icy air

    Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart will see temperatures plummeting on Sunday, bringing rain, snow and even hail in some regions.

    Jonathan How, a meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said a cold front expected for Friday would be followed by a second front on Saturday.

    “This is looking to be the last hurrah of the warm season and the summer,” he said.

  • Debbie White

    RAIN, SNOW & COLD AIR TO STRIKE UK

    The UK is in store for rain on Friday, says BBC Weather.

    It adds: "Behind this front there will be colder air returning, and that will cause snow showers to come back to northern Scotland and Northern Ireland during Friday and Saturday.

    "Some of the snow will drift southwards into southern Scotland and northern parts of England and Wales, although these should be few and far between.

    "However, the cold air might not get all the way south, and southern England should be less cold with a little rain possible at times."

  • Debbie White

    70MPH GALES WARNING – MET OFFICE

    Severe gales will pummel Shetland and Orkney later this afternoon and overnight, with wind gusts as high as 70mph possible, says the Met Office.

    A weather warning has been issued as a result.

  • Tariq Tahir

    SHEEP ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE

    A lamb and ewes warming themselves in the sun after recent colder conditions at Tynygraig in mid-Wales.

    The Met Office has said this afternoon will feel warmed after the sun comes out.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Tariq Tahir

    THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE DRY AND BRIGHT

    Some better news on the weather – this afternoon will be dry and bright.

    The Met Office says it will feel less cold but will be wet and windy across Scotland.

  • Tariq Tahir

    CHILLY START TO THE DAY

    One runner has braved the chilly start to the day that’s been felt across the UK.

    They were pictured running through Blackhouse Woods, Berkshire, this morning.

    Credit: Rex

     

  • Tariq Tahir

    GETTING COLDER IN THE NORTH, SAYS THE MET OFFICE

    The north of Britain will get colder tomorrow, the forecasters say in their five day outlook.

    Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will see snow showers, mainly northern Scotland. Elsewhere will be less cold with showery rain for some but though southern England will remain dry.

    Saturday will see wintry showers in places though some more persistent rain and snow possible for southern England.

    The weather will be more settled on Sunday, with showers for the north Monday but will be generally cold and with night frosts.

  • Tariq Tahir

    FLOOD ALERTS

    The Environment Agency has issued nine flood alerts for England covering parts of East Anglia, Berkshire and Kent.

    Flood alerts mean there is a possibility of flooding and people are warned to be prepared.

  • Ben Hill

    WEEKEND OUTLOOK

    Saturday will be cloudy and wet across south-east England but it will be bright elsewhere with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, these wintry in the north.

    Sunday will be largely dry and bright with spells of sunshine however there is a threat of showers developing, some may be wintry

  • Ben Hill

    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

    TONIGHT:

    A few late bright spells are possible however it will be a mostly overcast evening with rain across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

    Rain will track southwards overnight to reach parts of the Midlands by dawn and will clear from the north to reveal clear spells and wintry showers

    Tomorrow:

    A band of cloud across Wales and southern and central England will spread southwards during the day bringing spots of light rain and drizzle.

    A drier and brighter day further north as most areas will be dry with lengthy spells of sunshine however there will be a few showers, these wintry in nature

  • Joseph Gamp

    ENGLAND RECORDED LOWEST APRIL TEMPERATURE SINCE 2013 – AS MERCURY PLUNGED TO -7.5C

    England saw its coldest day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

    The Met Office tweeted: "Wednesday was another cold day.

    -"7.5 °C at Benson was England's lowest April temperature since 2013."

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY 8 APRIL – TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO RISE AFTER SPRING SNOWFALL

    UK weather forecast for Thursday 8 April – Temperatures begin to rise after Spring snowfall

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK TO EXPERIENCE WARMER CONDITIONS TODAY

    Much of the UK woke up to temperatures below freezing yesterday – but there will be a much warmer start today.

    Some parts recorded a biting -7C in the coldest April morning in England since 2013.

    It was also the coldest April morning across all four nations of the UK since 2018.

    Conditions are said to start warming up from now – in time for the secondphase of Boris Johnson’s road map put of lockdown on April 12.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: SUNRISE AT SUTTON BINGHAM RESERVOIR, SOMERSET

    Sunrise at Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Somerset this morningCredit: SWNS
  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: TEMPERATURES TO REACH DOUBLE FIGURES FOR MANY

    Temperatures in some parts of the UK will hit 12C as thge signs of the April cold snap melt away.

    The Met Office tweeted: "The #4cast is looking less cold on Thursday with temperatures reaching double figures for many.

    "It will however be rather cloudy with some #rain mainly across northern and western areas."

  • Joseph Gamp

    WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ACROSS THE UK

    Cloud and rain will clear southern areas of Friday to leave a mostly dry and bright day with spells of sunshine but there is a chance of a few showers, according to Meteogroup.

    Saturday will be dry with sunny spells for most however there is a threat of wintry showers, the forecaster added.

    Cloud will linger across the south-east bringing rain.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPERTS PREDICT MERCURY WILL ‘CREEP BACK TO NORMAL’ NEXT WEEK

    Temperatures could “creep back to normal” next week in time for the return of pub gardens, according to the Met Office.

    A Met Office spokesperson told the Mirror that the cold snap this week could finish in time for Monday – when hospitality venues open outdoors.

    London could see highs of 10C, while Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol could see the mercury hit the same figure.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: DAFFODILS IN BLOOM AT ALNWICK CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND

    Visitors to Alnwick Castle this afternoon enjoy a close up view of daffodils in bloomCredit: NNP
  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: MILDER BUT CLOUDIER START TO THURSDAY MORNING

    Brits can look forward to milder temperatures tomorrow morning.

    But there will still be some "outbreaks of rain" in the north and west, according to the Met Office.

    The weather agency said: "A milder but cloudier start than of late on Thursday morning, with outbreaks of #rain in the north and west

  • Joseph Gamp

    THURSDAY MORNING TO SEE HIGHS OF 8C

    It comes after much of the UK woke up to temperatures below freezing today.

    Some parts recorded a biting -7C in the coldest April morning in England since 2013.

    It was also the coldest April morning across all four nations of the UK since 2018.

    Conditions are said to start warming up from now – in time for the phase of Boris Johnson’s road map put of lockdown on April 12.

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