VIDEO: It's April - so why is it still snowing in south London and Surrey?

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Snow flurries in Twickenham town centre at lunchtime. By Jon Sharman Snow flurries in Twickenham town centre at lunchtime. By Jon Sharman

Yet another freezing cold week has descended upon south London and north Surrey as snow showers broke out in the late morning.

Forecasters predicted "light, wintry shower" for London and south east England today, but today's persistent snowfall confirms we are not out of the winter woods yet.

The Met Office said a brisk northeasternly wind will mean the temperature will struggle to rise beyond three degrees this afternoon.

The evening is expected to be mainly dry and cold with mild frost tomorrow morning.

Friday is expected to be a marginally brighter day with a maximum temperature of 7 degrees, but still feeling cold due to the northeasternly wind.

And, mercifully, the weekend forecast is brighter: Saturday should see sunny spells with no showers and a maximum of eight degrees, while Sunday will be overcast and reaching a high of 9 degrees.

So why is it still so cold now that we are supposedly in British Summer Time? Is it due to climate change or just a freakisly long cold snap? Let us know your thoughts...

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1:59pm Thu 4 Apr 13

reece1605 says...

How long before someone says "its because of 'Gay Marriage'"?!
;-)
How long before someone says "its because of 'Gay Marriage'"?! ;-) reece1605

4:47pm Thu 4 Apr 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Long may it continue if it keeps the council tax frozen.
Long may it continue if it keeps the council tax frozen. Michael Pantlin

4:52pm Thu 4 Apr 13

chillieman says...

PLEASE STOP going on and on and on about the cold,wintry weather ,its boring. Its not as if its 60 below freezing with 12 foot high snow drifts out there or anything like that ,just a little on the fresh side thats all ,so give it a rest for ( insert the name of the deity or the profanity of your choice here thankyou) sake. ,Instead, think sunny thoughts and feel inner joy.With love and peace to all , chillieman :)
PLEASE STOP going on and on and on about the cold,wintry weather ,its boring. Its not as if its 60 below freezing with 12 foot high snow drifts out there or anything like that ,just a little on the fresh side thats all ,so give it a rest for ( insert the name of the deity or the profanity of your choice here thankyou) sake. ,Instead, think sunny thoughts and feel inner joy.With love and peace to all , chillieman :) chillieman

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