Some areas of Wales woke up to a covering of snow on Monday morning as forecasters warn of another week of cold temperatures before it “gradually” gets milder.
Temperatures dipping to -3°C overnight and snow flurries were recorded quite far south.
This was the scene in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, on Monday morning:
The deepest snowfall in England was at Little Rissington in Gloucestershire, which recorded 1.5inches (4cm), while in Wales drifts reached 2.7in (7cm).
Hardy drinkers in England shrugged off blizzards and freezing temperature to to enjoy a pint in beer gardens as restrictions there eased.
But how long is the cold weather likely to last?
Welsh weather forecaster Sue Charles says: “It is winter more than April at the moment. The temperature is still well below average.
“It will turn slightly warmer through the week.”
Derek Brockway said: “Rest of the week dry apart from a few scattered showers. Some sunny spells. Turning a little milder and less cold at night but still a risk of frost.”
The Met Office forecast for Monday night is for “frost forming under clear skies” and temperatures around freezing.
They say that Tuesday will “feel milder” than Monday with temperatures around 12°C, and bright spells with some scattered afternoon showers.
The outlook for Wednesday to Friday for Wales is: “Sunshine and isolated showers on Wednesday.
“Becoming dry with some sunshine on Thursday and Friday. Generally becoming cloudier during the afternoons.
“Gradually becoming milder, although still rather cold overnight.”
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The Met Office long range forecast for Saturday, April 17 to Monday, April 26 says: ” The most likely scenario for the start of this period is for mainly settled conditions to be in place across the country as high pressure continues to dominate.
“Temperatures will likely remain at or slightly below average at first, before recovering to potentially slightly above average at times.
“Confidence decreases after this, however towards the end of this period, it looks as though settled conditions could well return, with dry and bright weather likely.
“Generally, it is expected to feel rather warm, although temperatures could be supressed in wetter areas.”