Weather: Bitter snow flurries blast Notts
NOTTS has felt more like the Arctic than a UK Midlands county today as icy snow flurries blasted through from the North East.
The day started with temperatures as low as -3 and rose only to around -1.
Sharp gusts of wind from the North East made it feel much colder across Notts, however.
Dan Williams, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the very cold weather was unusual for March.
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He said: “The temperatures we have seen today are not something we would expect every year for March. It has been pretty cold and we have to look back a few years to see these low temperatures in March.
“It is not that unusual to see periods of snow in March as you start to travel up the country to the North via the Midlands, but the temperatures are extremely cold.”
Mr Williams said the cold front was coming from the continent.
He said: “The cold air flow is from the North East, coming in from the colder parts of Europe where there are a lot of snow capped mountains.”
Today so far has seen ‘moderate’ snow flurries across Notts, but according to the Met Office, the snow has not settled apart from on higher ground.
Mr Williams said temperatures were expected to rise, but only gradually, towards the end of the week.
He said: “It is feeling particularly cold in the Midlands, especially in the brisk winds which are making temperatures outside feel very bitter."
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