Snow has fallen this morning in northern parts of England and Scotland following a weekend of nearly 20C sunshine across the UK. 

Forecasters predicted Brits would face a ‘bitterly cold’ Easter Monday, after temperatures dropped as low as -7C overnight. Snow has already been reported in parts of Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Northumberland.

It follows a warm and sunny weekend, with temperatures peaking at 17.9C in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Sunday. Today the town is expected to see temperatures of 7C, an 11C fall.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: ‘There’ll be a drop of 11 degrees between one day and the next, so you will definitely notice it!’

The colder weather stems from a change of wind direction, Mr Partridge explained. He continued: ‘The air we had on Sunday came in from the south so it’s pretty mild having come off the continent.”

By editor2