With predictions of another blast of cold hair from the Arctic, there is a big threat of even more snow and sub zero temperatures across the UK as April approaches.
While the current cold snap is due to end soon, there are fears of a ‘White Easter’ in Nottingham as wintry weather is forecast to hit the UK over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Recent weather in the UK has been turbulent with the Beast from the East, Storm Emma and the most recent spell of cold weather, the ‘Minibeast’, all causing major disruption after covering much of the country in snow.
Snowfall across the UK. Photo credits: Ellie Rathbone, Romany Blackler, Connor Moor, Nicky Shirley, Ryan Long
On Saturday March 17 through to the early hours of Sunday morning, around 4cm of snow fell in Nottinghamshire alone, significantly affecting areas such as Arnold and Mapperley.
A number of Nottingham City Transport bus services were either cancelled or delayed and flights from East Midlands airport were stopped running on the Sunday morning.
How the recent snowfall affected people in Nottingham
Now there are fears bad weather could return in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend.
As the longest bank holiday of the year, it’s a popular time for people to travel, whether that’s a weekend away or to visit friends and family across the country.
Amelia Frenn, 29-year-old accountant from Beeton, says: “I really hope that it doesn’t snow during the bank holiday weekend as I’ve booked a train to visit my boyfriend in London and I want to be able to get there.”
With the forewarning, Nottingham and the UK can hopefully prepare for the potential snowfall so it causes as little disruption as possible.
Although clocks are due to go back on Sunday 25 March, marking the beginning of British Summer, don’t get your hopes up of putting your winter clothes away just yet.