‘Coldest start to May for more than 70 years.’ In fact, temperatures could hit the lowest ever recorded for May.
This weekend looks set to be the coldest start to May for more than 70 years, says the Met Office. The bitter weather, more like winter than spring, could drag on until June with weeks of snow, harsh frosts and heavy rain.
It is likely to be colder than the Arctic with Honningsvag, Norway, the most northerly village in Europe, falling to just 0C overnight.
The last time it was this cold here was on May 4, 1941, when the temperature fell to -8.9C in Braemar, Scotland.
“It is difficult to believe we are a few weeks away from midsummer. It is going to feel more akin to the end of November,” said Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services. “Temperatures (are) woefully shy of where they should be for the time of year.
Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said parts of Scotland could see snow settling on higher ground.
Note: Piers Corbyn of WeatherAction.com already warned that this could turn out to be Britain’s coldest May in 100 years.
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