Britain is colder than winter as the country faces a late spring washout weekend - as it emerged parts of the Arctic and Antarctic are warmer than Britain.
After rain for the South and North and downpours for the Midlands on Friday the Met Office said heavy weekend showers will hit the South.
Weather Channel forecaster Leon Brown said: “It’s cold in the North due to a plunge of Arctic air.”
Beaches will be empty again as rain disrupts England’s first cricket Test against the West Indies at Lord’s and soaks fans at football’s Championship play-off-final at Wembley and rugby’s Heineken Cup final at Twickenham.
Brighter weekend spells will see 16C in the South - but just 10-11C in the Midlands, with the drier North at 8-9C.
Up to three inches’ snow fell over the Highlands on Thursday after -5C overnight lows on Cairngorm, with lunchtime temperatures of 4C in parts of Scotland and 6-8C in the North.
Britain colder than Arctic and Antarctic with just two weeks until summer - Telegraph