BBC Weather forecast: Britain braces for 'BLEAK' Easter Monday as BRUTAL snow ...

BBC Weather forecaster Helen Willetts warned Britons to prepare for a new Atlantic weather system bringing in heavy snow and plunging temperatures across the country on Easter Monday.

Thousands of families hoping to travel home after the Easter weekend have been urged to 'have alternative plans in place’.

The BBC Weather meteorologist said: "Looming large in the Atlantic is tomorrow’s, in fact, tonight’s, weather front. That will come into the south-west later today.

"As we make out way through the evening and overnight, this weather system continues to advance. As it does so it comes into this colder air so temperatures are falling away and we’ll get some snow over the hills of Wales, perhaps the Moors of the south-west.

BBC Weather forecast - Easter Monday UK snowBBC WEATHERBBC Weather forecast: Meteorologists warned Britons to brace for heavy snow and travel disruption

"It turns back to rain then through the second half of the night, however, we could continue to see that snow piling up over the Welsh mountains, then over the hills in the Midlands.

"As it slowly pushes its way further northwards we’ll see it turn into snow across the Peak District, the Pennines, into Northern Ireland and then eventually by dawn across the northern uplands of Scotland."

Ms Willetts added that the worsening weather conditions could lead to travel disruption in large areas of Britain due to low visibility.

She continued: "Even when we got the rain there’s going to be tricky

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