Freez-ter In Chiswick

'Snow joke as locals shiver in unseasonably cold spring


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The pictures tell their own story. Deserted playgrounds and empty streets. Chiswick shivered in unseasonal snow showers today (April 4) as the weather continued to frustrate residents hoping for spring.

Pictures by Jack Collins

Sunday has been confirmed as the coldest Easter day on record, with the lowest temperature recorded as -12.5C in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands .

The previous coldest Easter day since modern records began in 1960 was Easter Monday in 1986, which dipped to -9.8C, the Met Office said.

Average temperatures for this time of year are between 10C and 13C. The prolonged cold spell covering the UK could last until mid-April, according to the Met office, though the weekend temperatures are forecast to pick up at and range as high as 9C for Chiswick.

The Easter record comes after the entire month of March was provisionally declared the coldest since 1962 in the UK.


April 4, 2013

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