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Hail, sleet and thunder forecast as two million jet off to find holiday sun
Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:49 PM GMT
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The wintry weather descending on Britain is expected to continue into the weekend, boosting the estimated two million Easter holidaymakers heading for the sun.

Forecasters warned that the holiday weekend would be “cold, wet and windy” for most of the country with only Easter Sunday having a good chance of sunshine. The snow that paralysed Scotland and Northern Ireland will continue to fall on higher ground over the next few days. Sleet and hail are expected on lower ground.

Dave Elliot, a Met Office forecaster, said that as the area of low pressure from Scandinavia that brought this week’s blizzard conditions to Scotland and Northern Ireland moved away, another area would move eastwards across the country on Friday.

“It will be quite chilly across the country with a risk of hail, sleet and thunder,” he said. “The best day could be Easter Sunday where there will be a bit of a lull with sunny spells in central and western areas. By Easter Monday another band of wet and windy weather will be spreading eastwards.”

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