Snow at Easter? Britain facing coldest March for decades

Britain is facing one of the coldest months of March on record as unrelenting wintry weather is expected to last over Easter.

Despite a brief respite in the south tomorrow, the freezing temperatures will remain across the UK until April.

Already temperatures for the first half of the month are 37F (3.1C), well below the March average of 42F (5.5C).

And a new cold front is expected to hit at the weekend which will mean temperatures remain well below freezing until Easter Sunday.

There may even be snow at Easter, especially on higher ground, and the big March freeze of 1962 when temperatures averaged 35.4 (1.9C) could even be challenged.

Daffodils in Barton on Sea, Hampshire, are subjected to a Spring snow shower