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Snow forecast for highest ground

Spring and Summer are staying away as snow is expected to fall in high regions with heavy rain elsewhere.

The cold temperatures and heavy rainfall mean especially wet areas may well see some snowflakes, though it is not expected to settle.

Claire Austin, a forecaster at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said snow will only fall "over the very highest ground" and that it would not be widespread - but it will feel "chilly".

"In the south we've got this band of rain which will spread to most of central and southern England and Wales.

"Further north, you're got a mix of sun and heavy showers," she said. The forecaster added people "might see a little bit of sleet".

In terms of temperature, people will want to wrap up warm as it will be "quite a chilly day" - especially in the south as there will be a maximum temperature of 10C (50F) expected in the south west.

Elsewhere, people can expected highest temperatures of 12C or 13C in northern England and north eastern Scotland.

Northern Ireland will also experience mixed weather with sunshine, heavy showers and thunder all expected.

Ms Austin said that while it was rather cold for the time of the year, it was not out of the ordinary.

"It's a little bit chillier than average, but not significantly," she said.


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