Monday, March 4

First winter snow arrives in the UK



The first snow of winter has arrived in Britain with the Pennines glistening bright white this morning.

Pictures show a sheet of snow covering Great Dun Fell, the second tallest mountain in the range, while more snowflakes swirl in the wind.

Yesterday hikers in the Highlands reported seeing snow-capped mountains as daytime temperatures dipped to just below 8C in Scotland.

The capital is set for a dry and sunny end to the week and weekend, as temperatures reach 15C during the day and just dip below 10C at night.

Some forecasters have predicted winter 2016 will be the snowiest and coldest for years, with Accuweather claiming the UK is set for 15-18 storms between now and April 2017.