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Met Office weather forecast: Unusual cold snap likely till April end

Written on:March 28, 2013
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The unusually freezing British weather in March has disrupted electricity supply to countless homes in western Scotland

The Met Office weather forecast for the next 30 days has talked of the probability of the British cold snap continuing till the end of April. The Easter weekend will be unconventionally freezing, as per the Met Office weather forecast, which signifies a strong possibility of the first white Easter in five years. The weather forecast, issued by the Met Office, has said that the temperatures are unlikely to come back to common averages for this time of the year until late next month. Sub-zero temperatures are likely to create troublesome conditions for thousands of Britons throughout the rest of the week.

The Met Office forecast released a cold weather alert for much of the English territory, with a 100% possibility of severe cold weather and iciness until Friday. The Met Office weather estimate for Sunday until April 9 envisages chilly and dry weather, with some light snowy bouts, widespread frostiness and icy patches overnight.

The frigid weather across Britain in the last few days and the resulting deep snowdrifts has rendered many transport routes unusable. Thousands of persons in the western portion of Scotland were without electricity for the sixth day in a row.

The Northern Ireland chilly weather conditions cut off farms and families, which resulted in a RAF Chinook helicopter being summoned for assistance.

The unusually frosty weather in the UK has impacted the sheep farmers woefully, who have reported the deaths of thousands of lambs in snowy zones such as Shropshire, west Cumbria, north Wales and the Peak District. Subsequently, the supermarket Waitrose intervened in the affair, announcing that it would be distributing 30000 ‘macs’ to safeguard the lambs against terrible climatic conditions. These macs, which are 100% recyclable and biodegradable light plastic coats, would be supplied to the farmers, with whom Waitrose functions in Wales and in the west country.

Meanwhile, the hostilely cold UK weather in March has awfully impacted the UK Camping and Caravanning Club. Spokesman Jon Dale has voiced that the weather has had a negative impact on their Easter bookings.

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