A spell of global warming hits Britain

Des Woodhead and Martin Firth drive their vintage tractors through the snow across the Pennine tops near Reeth, as unseasonably cold weather returned to parts of the UK Picture: John Giles/PA

Just weeks after the country enjoyed the warmest April day in four years, the balmy weather has given way to wintry conditions. About 1.2in (3cm) of snow lay on the ground in the Highlands of Scotland after storms hit the north of Britain. The Pennines and Northern Ireland have also been struck by sleet and snow showers.

Higher parts of the Pennines in Yorkshire and north Derbyshire had a thin covering of snow overnight and wintry showers continued throughout Tuesday morning…

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