Spring arrives as warm weather hits Britain

Spring arrives as warm weather hits Britain

After the wintry washout over the Easter weekend, parts of Britain will bask in temperatures as warm as Spain by the end of the week.

Following a miserable bank holiday weekend there was more spring-like weather in the south today, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures hitting 15C (59F).

And after a slightly cooler interlude tomorrow and Thursday, temperatures could rise to at least 17C (63F) on Friday – the same temperature expected in Barcelona.

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Temperatures improved today after a miserable bank holiday weekend but many roads were still flooded (pictured: in Essex)

Torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend left many parts of the country flooded (pictured: the River Derwent flows past Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire 

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country, despite more spring-like weather

In Scotland however, the cold air lingers, and there are snow warnings in place across Glasgow and Edinburgh, extending to the north of the country.

Meanwhile, poor conditions persist in Northern Ireland where heavy rain continues to fall.

Major train network improvement in the Bristol Temple Meads area will continue meaning trains will not run to, from or via the station until the end of service tonight.  

The Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas.

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country. 

Following the Bank Holiday washout many roads were still underwater today (pictured: in Essex) 

A very high River Wye flows through Ashford-in-the-Water in the Derbyshire Peak District after prolonged spells of heavy rain

There were chaotic scenes across the country yesterday as Britain battled the elements. 

Following several inches of snow overnight, Pennine areas were faced with road closures as snow continued throughout the day.

Two inches were recorded in Bingley, West Yorkshire, with one inch in Leek, Staffordshire. Snow also covered much of the Midlands, North Wales, and the Lake District.

Several sporting fixtures had to be called off due to icy pitches and heavy rain. 

They included Nottingham Forest’s Championship clash with Bar

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