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After the SUN of Easter Sunday, it's already snowed today and ELEVEN DEGREES colder

Snow flurries hit parts of Suffolk this morning with temperatures expected to be up to 11C lower than during the sunshine of the Easter weekend.

Parts of the UK are expected to see the mercury fall to as low as -7C (19.4F) overnight as forecasters warn the country faces a “bitterly cold” day.

It comes after the Met Office said highs of 17.9C (64.2F) were recorded in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Easter Sunday.

Weather expert Dan Holley Tweeted: "Snow and hail showers will arrive from around 5am, feeding inland from the North Sea on-and-off until about midday Wednesday.

"Showers will be most frequent across Norfolk East Suffolk, but wintry showers are still likely in other parts of the region at times."

He added: "This is not a repeat of February - accumulations (where they occur) will be much smaller and transient, with melting likely due to warmer ground temperatures and stronger April sunshine.

The dog freezes. Funny dog wrapped in a warm blanket. Outside the window snow, winter (45834405)
The dog freezes. Funny dog wrapped in a warm blanket. Outside the window snow, winter (45834405)

"However, these type of showers can give a quick, local covering of hail on roads."

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “The air we had on Sunday came in from the south so it’s pretty mild having come off the continent.”

Snow warnings are in place for northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm falling in higher areas.

Met Office yellow warnings are in place until 10am on Tuesday for Scotland, with winds of up to 70mph forecast.

Areas away from the coast are expected to be dry and bright, but with strong winds and below average temperatures, largely in the mid-single figures.

Weather warnings for snow are in place until Tuesday morningWeather warnings for snow are in place until Tuesday morning

The wind will play a key factor in Monday’s weather, as while southern England may see highs of up to 7C, gusts up to 30mph may make the temperature feel closer to freezing.

Average temperatures for this time of year are around 10 to 12C but parts of the UK saw the mercury reach nearly 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday.

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