British Summer Time kicks off with snow, hail and 50mph gales

We might be officially into the summer time zone, but that doesn’t mean the sun will be shining.

This week is set to be wet and blustery, with snow on hills across the UK and winds of up to 50mph.

Met Office forecaster Emma Smith told We are going to be seeing April showers just in time. There has been some sunshine but temperatures are going to drop.’

This is on the way (Picture: Getty)

Quite a few places will see a patch of frost tomorrow, especially in Wales.

It will be a chilly night and a crisp start to the day on Monday, with temperatures around three or four degrees in London and chillier elsewhere.

‘There will be some hill snow across Scotland tomorrow,’ Emma said. ‘On Monday and Tuesday places above 400 metres could see snow, such as the Pennines, and potentially lower levels too

‘Rain gives way to blustery showers by Tuesday. That will be a quite unsettled day, then there will be hill snow on Wednesday and Thursday.’

People play beach volleyball on Boscombe beach in Dorset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 29, 2019. See PA story WEATHER Spring. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

People play beach volleyball on Boscombe beach in Dorset on Friday (Picture: PA)

‘It’s going to be windy as well,’ she said.

‘On Monday, there will be 40mph winds in Scotland. Tuesday and Wednesday could see 45 to 50mph winds around the coast of Northern Ireland and Scotland.’

‘By Friday, things start to settle down.’

Temperatures could fall to -3 or -4C overnight this week, so don’t retire the winter duvet just yet.