Surprise snow flurry hits Fleetwood as bitter winds and widespread frost forecast for Lancashire
Residents in Fleetwood were treated to a scattering of snow today (April 6) as temperatures plummet in Lancashire.
Forecasts said conditions will change dramatically from the warm spell experienced last week, as much colder air spreads from the north.
Fleetwood experienced an unexpected flurry of snow this afternoon which gave way to a clear, sunny spell - foreshadowing the weather conditions that can be expected across the county this week.
Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “The Met Office has been signalling a dramatic change in weather type for several days, with very cold air moving from the Arctic through Sunday night, bringing snow showers and freezing overnight temperatures and all accompanied by strong northerly winds accentuating the cold.
"Although snow showers will predominantly affect the north and north west, they could occur almost anywhere in the UK early this week, at least temporarily. Some areas will remain drier and see few, if any, showers, for example: the southeastern quarter of England and the Central Belt of Scotland.
"Even in southern parts of the UK daytime maximum temperatures will struggle to rise above 9C, and although this region is likely to remain drier, the occasional wintry shower cannot be ruled out.”
Here is the full Met Office weather forecast for Lancashire:
Today (Tuesday, April 6)
A frosty start to a bright and settled morning, before patchy cloud and further cold air brings a scattering of snow showers towards noon, continuing through to the evening. Cold throughout, but especially bitter in the strong winds. Maximum temperature 5C.
This evening, skies will clear, leaving dry and calm conditions throughout thereafter. However, the lack of cloud will allow for another cold night, with widespread frost. Winds easing. Minimum temperature -1C.
Wednesday (April 7)
Cloud envelops the region through the morning, though patchy in nature allowing for sunny spells for most through the day. Light winds, but still feeling cold, yet remaining dry. Maximum temperature 6C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday (April 8 - April 10)
Some showers and overnight rain Thursday, but milder than recently. Rain followed by wintry showers on Friday. Early outbreaks of snow and hail Saturday, followed by wintry showers. Remaining cold.
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