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Weather: Snow Forecast After Brief Spring
Weather forecasters have issued a warning not to pack away the winter woollies because a blast from the east will bring snow back to the UK this weekend.
Despite the glimpse of spring this week, with temperatures reaching a high of 17C (63F) on Tuesday, the winter weather is set to return.
Winds from Eastern Europe will be bringing with them bitterly cold weather, especially for the North East and east.
It might be just three weeks until the clocks go forward but temperatures will plummet to around zero with the wind chill factor making it feel more like -4C (25F).
This is significantly lower than the average temperature for the time of year, which is around 9-10C (50F).
Sunday will see the coldest weather with eastern blast bringing some snow flurries to the North East and east coast.
The beginning of next week will continue to be bitterly cold and it will be midweek before it warms up.
Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "Don't pack your winter woollies away just yet because it's going to be bitterly cold this week particularly in eastern areas.
"Saturday might be an umbrella day, but Sunday will be a day for several layers."
Heavy rain is expected on Friday night and Saturday, which could make difficult driving conditions particularly along the M4 corridor and in the South East for those hoping to get away for Mother's Day weekend.
Both January and February saw widespread snow across the country causing disruption across the transport network.
The Office for National Statistics reported last month that snow at the beginning of the year had a substantial impact on retail sales.