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Is Kent set for SNOW next week? Met Office warns of Arctic chill bringing wintry showers and frost

PUBLISHED: 15:20 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 21 April 2017

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An arctic maritime airmass will spread southwards across the whole country early next week

Frost and snow could unexpectedly hit Kent next week with temperatures forecast to plummet in the evenings across the county.

An Arctic maritime airmass will spread southwards across the whole country early next week following a dry and warm April so far, the Met Office has said.

The weekend will bring a lot of settled and dry weather, with daytime maximum temperatures generally above the UK April average.

However, the nights will be chilly, with a risk of frost which could catch out some farmers and gardeners.

Later in the week, a developing area of low pressure will pull away from the north, where there will be a risk of gales, and a push of cold Arctic air will follow leading to a marked change of weather for all parts, with frosts becoming much more widespread overnight.

Steve Ramsdale, chief meteorologist said: “As well as a noticeable change in temperatures on Monday, the cold air will also bring wintry showers to many parts as it filters southwards across the UK.”

In the south whilst some wintry showers are expected, lying snow looks unlikely.

The cold feel across the UK will be accentuated by the wind, weather bosses added.

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