Cold weather could bring more snow

Forecasters warned there could be snow over the weekend as temperatures remain low

Forecasters warned there could be snow over the weekend as temperatures remain low

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Winter weather has returned to parts of the UK with forecasters warning that more snow could be on the way by next weekend.

Snow, cold temperatures and icy winds left much of the country feeling the chill on Saturday.

Northern England experienced the heaviest snowfalls overnight, with motorists in the Newcastle and Gateshead areas being warned to take care on the icy roads.

In Trafalgar Square, in central London, icicles could be seen hanging from the frozen statues after temperatures plunged.

A forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said eastern England and Scotland would experience small flurries of snow into Saturday night and Sunday before temperatures become milder, with sleet expected on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Light snowfalls are expected in Kent, East Anglia and northern England on Sunday but will mainly be localised to hills in the north.

Next week, northern areas will be dry and bright but the south will experience more cloud and drizzle.

Maximum temperatures over the next couple of days are expected to be around 2C or 3C in England and 4C to 6C in Scotland.

The coldest areas will be in the east and south east, where winds coming in from a north and north-easterly direction will cause cold, breezy conditions.

The MeteoGroup forecaster said: "We're not going to see spring in any rush. It looks like next weekend there will be a few snow showers around and no warm, spring-type weather in the next few days."

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