UK weather – Easter washout to bring 40mph wind, inch of rain and risk of snow in south TOMORROW

Winds of up to 40mph will whip through the UK as we settle in for a grey and damp week.

Snow could even arrive in the south tomorrow – just two days into British Summer Time.

Areas including Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Cotsworlds, the Chilterns and the Moors could also see a sprinkling.

Temperatures will drop well below average for this time of year tomorrow night, as Brits all over the country can expect to feel chilly.

The mercury is forecast to plummet to around freezing, but will jump up again slightly on Thursday.

Clare Nasir, Met Office forecaster, said: "This evening and overnight that rain continues to clear, showers again across the north and the west.

"There could actually be a risk of snow and of course some ice.

"Temperatures dropping tomorrow close to freezing, if not below, in the countryside and hills in the northern half of the UK.

"It'll be tricky driving conditions.

"It's going to be a mix of some heavy rain also some wet snow especially across the Welsh mountains, perhaps even the Moors, Cotswolds and Chilterns.

"So some wet and windy weather to come, some problems on the roads."

Looking ahead to the weekend meteorologist Hannah Findley, of the Weather Company, said: "Snow will mix into the rainfall over higher ground in the west over the Pennines, around 1 or 2cm.

"A heavier fall is expected on Friday, again at higher elevations, with 3 or 4cm expected over the Pennines.

"On Easter Day itself, up to 1cm of snow is only expected over hills in Northern England, affecting very few people.

"Other than this, some sleet may mix into the rain at lower levels, mainly overnight when temperatures drop, but it is unlikely to settle.

"Daytime temperatures for the rest of the week and this weekend will be around 2C below normal for the time of year.

"With these slightly colder temperatures, the gentle/moderate winds will make it feel much colder, mostly around 5C colder in the wind, but up to 10C in some of the coldest and windiest spots."

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