42-hour snow blast to freeze most of Britain as Coventry set to shiver

Brace yourself for chilly weather on the horizon as a polar blast is set to freeze much of Britain
Brace yourself for chilly weather on the horizon as a polar blast is set to freeze much of Britain -Credit:PA

A '42-hour snow blast' is set to send temperatures plunging across the country with the polar freeze bringing chilly weather to Coventry. Almost every corner of the UK is set to be hit by the polar freeze.

Weather maps indicate that Scotland is set to be the hardest hit when the temperatures plummet next week, reports the Mirror. Data from WX Charts show that from midnight on Tuesday, April 23, the Britain will be hit by a deep chill until 6pm on Wednesday, April 24.

Those who live in Scotland will feel the biggest bite of the cold weather as temperatures are set to fall as low as minus five degrees. There could also be snow there as well as parts of the Pennines.

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Jim Dale, the founder and senior meteorological consultant at British Weather Services, explained: "Out of the sublime quiet weather into something notably colder with some transient snow for northern areas a possibility." Speaking about the unpredictable nature of April's climate, saying: "April is the month of Jekyll and Hyde weather and this spell is likely one of Mr Hyde showing his teeth."

James Madden from Exacta Weather added: "Temporary snow risk across parts of Scotland, northern England, and later to parts of central and southern England Tuesday evening and early morning... As covered within our much earlier reports for this period and when others were showing high confidence indications for a pattern change to warmer weather instead."

He went on to explain: "Following on from this will see high pressure and more settled weather finally beginning to take hold; however, it is still likely to be on the cool side to begin with, and before temperatures start to finally warm up significantly during the final third of April and into early May, as covered in all of our earlier and longer-range weather reports for in and 20th April onwards and preceding a cold period. It is within this period that we could see maximum temperatures ranging in the mid to high 20's, at the very least for the first time this year and over a sustained time period."

Latest local Met Office report for Coventry area

While the polar blast is set to strike next week, householders across Coventry and Warwickshire are set to feel the chill this week too. The latest local Met Office report for our area predicts it will 'fresher than of late' today (April 16) with some frost tomorrow morning.

The chilly weather is set to continue into Thursday and Friday but, by the weekend, the weather is set to be around the average. The latest local report is as follows:


A drier day with plenty of sunny spells, though the odd shower still possible. Another breezy day though winds much lighter than on Monday. Feeling fresher than of late. Maximum temperature 13C.


Remaining dry for most overnight with some clear spells, although a few showers still possible. Winds easing and tuning chilly with some patchy frost in prone rural spots. Minimum temperature 4C.


A chilly but mostly dry and bright stay to the day. Turning cloudier later with showers and patchy rain at times, mainly in the west. Breezy, and temperatures around average. Maximum temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Dry and chilly to start on Thursday, but outbreaks of rain spreading southeast into the evening. Turning drier through Friday with sunny spells into the weekend, and temperatures around average.

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