BRITS have been warned to prepare for another batch of snow over the Easter long weekend, as The Beast from the East continues to linger over the UK for round three of freezing conditions.
Slow-moving weather systems across the country are likely to see temperatures plunge as the UK becomes sandwiched between high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east.
According to BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, snow at Easter is a possibility, with it statistically more likely to be a White Easter than a White Christmas.
Bookies Ladbrokes have even slashed their odds of a snowy Easter to 9/2, with spokesman Alex Apati saying: “We’re taking no chances.”
Met Office records show the last time snow fell in the UK on Easter Day was March 31, 2013, with Wattisham in Suffolk seeing the most notable covering.
While it is difficult to predict the weather accurately more than five days in advance, forecasters with the Met Office, Weather Outlook and the Weather Channel have all signalled the possibility of white flurries over the long weekend.