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Met Office issues UK snow warning with temperatures set to plunge to -10C

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK with heavy rain and snow set to fall this week. A cold spell is set to sweep across the country with temperatures as low as -10C potentially hitting Scotland on April 3, WX Charts has predicted.

The mercury could also plummet to -4C in Wales and -6C in northern England next week amid snow and wintery conditions.

The Met Office has said that low pressure will likely bring the worst of the weather to Scotland although London has a wet outlook for much of the week to come.

The Met is warning: “Rain and snow has the potential to cause disruption in places, mainly to travel, with snow focused over high ground.”

The alert is in place for the north east of Scotland for Tuesday from midnight to noon.

“There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected,” the alert added.

“There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”

The statement added that: “There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.”

The warning is not in place for England or Wales. However, it is not a rosy outlook for Easter, according to the forecast for the week ahead.

BBC Weather has stated that light rain and wind showers are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday in London with highs of 11C and 12C respectively.

Thunder showers are on the cards for Maundy Thursday.

Further rain has been forecast on Good Friday and for Easter Sunday. But it will not be a complete washout as the long range forecast has predicted a dry Easter Saturday.