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Risk of wintry showers in Norfolk over Easter

PUBLISHED: 14:11 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 21 March 2018

Snow in Norwich. A shopper slowly making their way up an icy Timber Hill. 1/3/2018.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Snow in Norwich. A shopper slowly making their way up an icy Timber Hill. 1/3/2018. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Dreaming of springtime sunshine for the Easter weekend? Don’t get your hopes up just yet.

Wintry showers are at risk of putting a chill on Easter fun, with forecasters saying that cold north-westerly winds could bring another arctic blast to the region.

Temperatures are expected to plummet once again from Thursday, March 29.

This is despite the fact that a new season is upon us, with the spring equinox today and clocks changing this coming Sunday.

Adam Dury, from Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest, said: “There is a risk of snow over the Easter weekend – we’ve got a lot of pressure building up at the end of next week starting from next Thursday, the 29th.

“There could be a north-westerly wind that brings with it snow and sleet, it’s not necessarily the Beast from the East this time but coming in from the west instead, from the arctic and Greenland.”

The Met Office said weather patterns across Britain over Easter are growing increasingly uncertain.

The service’s chief forecaster added: “There remains some uncertainty in the forecast but we are likely to see slow moving weather systems across the UK, with wetter weather more probable in the south, and with drier, colder conditions in the north albeit with risk of snow at times.”

However Meteorologist Dan Holley said on Twitter it was “virtually impossible” to predict where snow might fall 10 days in advance.

• How would you feel about a white Easter? Let us know in the comments below.

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