Sunny start but what a difference a day makes as temperatures plummet in Skegness

Families may have been queuing for ice-cream in the warm sunshine on Easter Sunday, but visitors need to wrap up if planning a trip on Bank Holiday Monday.

Temperatures could feel as cold on Bank Holiday Monday as the ice cream sold in Skegness in the warm temperatures of Easter Sunday.

Visitors to the resort yesterday enjoyed temperatures of around 16C but, in spite of sunny start, the best we can expect is 6C, feeling like 1C, according to the Met Office

The prediction for Bank Holiday Monday is:

TODAY

A dry and largely sunny start but feeling bitterly cold in the brisk northerly wind. Some snow showers are possible during the afternoon, these more likely along coastal areas. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

TONIGHT

A largely dry and clear night although the odd snow shower remains possible along the coast. Wind easing a bit though staying cold, with a widespread frost developing around midnight. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

TUESDAY

Another cold day, with sunny spells but a greater chance of snow showers, perhaps leading to temporary accumulations over high ground. Some strong winds. Widespread frost overnight. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Less cold and windy Wednesday but cloudier, with some rain overnight. Windy and somewhat milder Thursday, with rain at times. Early rain clearing to showers on Friday, perhaps wintry later.