Brits on ‘Big Dipper’ weather rollercoaster with Easter snow after 24C scorcher

Brits are on a weather roller coaster dubbed the "Big Dipper".

Temperatures are set to plunge from a 24.5C scorcher to snow over the Easter weekend.

Wednesday has been the warmest day of the week as the mercury hit 24.5C in London.

But as we get into the Easter weekend, temperatures are set to plunge back down to single figures in parts of the country, the Mirror reports.

Wet weather is forecast for Easter Sunday, with the chance of sleet or snow in Scotland and the far north of England, the Met Office says.

The risk of snow continues for Scotland and parts of northern England on Easter Monday.

BBC weather presenter and meteorologist Simon King tweeted: "It’s like the Big Dipper of temperature forecasting.

"Some of you might even be sledging on Easter Monday."

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale at the Met Office said : “The UK will see a few days of notably warm weather to end March, with a maximum of 24°C on Wednesday in the south and east of England.

"There will also be plenty of sunshine across England and Wales however parts of Scotland will see some persistent rain over the next couple of days.

“Conditions will start to change through the day on Thursday as cooler air moves in from the north east, highs will fall to the mid-teens before falling further by Friday, especially along the east coast.

"With pressure building from the north however, conditions are expected to remain dry for the majority.

"Through Sunday an even colder pool of air will start to push in across the UK from the north west, bringing a notable change to temperatures compared to the start of the week.

"This also brings a move towards more unsettled conditions with stronger winds and the chance of some wintry showers.”

The highest temperature on record for the UK in March is 25.6°C recorded on 29 March 1968 at Mepal in Cambridgeshire.

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