BRITISH Summer Time kicked off with snow — while odds were slashed for a white Easter.
Temperatures plummeted after last week’s unbroken sunshine.
Snow fell in several areas, including Co Durham, West Yorkshire, Norfolk and Kent.
Locked-down boxing star Nicola Adams tweeted a video in which she said: “Is that snow? Oh well. Good thing I’m inside.”
Bookmakers say they have seen a flurry of bets on a white Easter weekend as odds were slashed on snow falling next month.
The Met Office’s Greg Dewhurst said: “It’s a big contrast today compared to last week. We’ve got rain, sleet and snow showers.”
But he said snow was unlikely to settle — and it would not stay cold.
He added: “As we go into next week, it tends to stay on the cloudy side, so not the blue skies of last week.
“Temperatures will climb a little, with highs of between 11C (51.8F) and 12C (53.6F).”
Bookmaker Coral said some think April might be the chilliest on record.
Spokesman John Hill said: “Temperatures have taken a big drop over the last couple of days and, with a wintry wind to go with them, punters have been rushing in to back snow to fall in April.
“We have also seen a strong surge of bets on snow falling during the Easter weekend and for next month to be the coldest April on record in the UK.”
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