UK Snow report: Britain faces a -5C dip and may see coldest May in 25 years

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Britain will face temperatures colder than Sweden next week as temperatures plunge to -5C.

An incoming 1000-mile-wide cold front is to bring freezing temertures , according to weather experts.

This could mean the coldest start to May in 25 years.

The oncoming cool burst is expected to hit the South with widespread frost and the north with snow and cold showers.

In the south nights may reach -2C while northern areas may dip to -5C.

Nights in Stockholm, Sweden at 3C are warmer than the predicted British nights ahead.

Forecasters have warned that weather is going “into reverse”, despite the Easter sun with a 23C heatwave.

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Temperatures below 1.8C at Heathrow airport would be the coldest May nights since 1997, according to the Met Office, Sun Online reports.

This seven-day cold front will last in to the May bank holiday weekend (May 2).

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond said: “The mercury will go into reverse, with a cooler trend to end April.

“Fresh waves of Arctic air mean a good chance, even across southern Britain, of temperatures falling close to or below freezing.

“One or two wintry showers are not ruled out later in the week, most likely on higher ground in the North.”

Some warmer days may rescue Brits from the sub-zero temperatures, with highs of 17C in London.

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