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UK weather: Freezing April continues with biting -5C mornings – but sun is on the way

It will be yet another freezing cold start this morning with widespread frost and below average temperatures but most of the UK will bask in sunny weather as the day goes on.

Forecasters predict that the mercury will plunge to lows of minus five Celsius as many Brits wake up to an early Thursday morning.

The Met Office said the ‘below average’ temperatures would barely climb above single digits into the afternoon but there would be widespread sunshine across most parts of the country.

Forecaster Alex Deakin said: “Another cold start for Thursday, a lot of frost for most but generally another fine day with dry and bright conditions.

Morning mist at sunrise on a cold frosty morning
Temperatures will drop as low as minus 5 in some parts this morning

“Sunny spells for most, just a bit more cloud for eastern England with a chance of one or two showers.”

Temperatures are predicted to start well below freezing across towns and cities this morning.

There will be lows of minus five in northern England as well as northern parts of Scotland, leading to a frosty start.

Bute Park in central Cardiff
But sunshine will dominate the skies for most of the day as temperatures climb

People enjoying tea
It comes in the first week that restrictions have further eased

But with widespread sunshine the mercury is expected to rise, albeit still below average for mid-April, and on the back of freezing weather that saw snow blanket the UK in recent days.

Mr Deakin added it would be ‘a sunny day by and large but more cloud spilling into parts of eastern England’ and there would also be ‘a scattering of showers here come the afternoon.’

A weather map of the UK
It will be mostly sunny with some cloud

Flooding remains a possibility in some regions and the Environment Agency has issued five flood alerts for the country.

UK Weather Forecast

Today:

Most parts dry with sunny spells, and feeling fairly warm in light winds. Cooler and cloudier across southeastern and some central parts of England with a few showers breaking out.

Tonight:

Showers in the southeast soon dying out. Clear periods for many with widespread frost and a few fog patches developing.

Friday:

Dry with sunny spells and light winds. Windy in the far northwest with a few spots of rain possible.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Fine and dry for much of England and Wales after the clearance of overnight frost and patchy fog. Scotland and Northern Ireland cloudier with rain at times. Mild nights here.



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