Weather: Hail, sleet and snow showers ahead of another freezing week in south-west London

This Is Local London: March madness: The rooftops of Sutton town centre were covered in white at lunchtime after snow and hail showers March madness: The rooftops of Sutton town centre were covered in white at lunchtime after snow and hail showers

The cold grip of winter refused to let go today as snow, sleet and even hail stones fell from the sky on another cold March day.

Despite temperatures for south-west London reaching between 4 and 6 degrees this morning, they suddenly dropped to near freezing at 1pm, when the rooftops were quickly covered in white by the frozen showers.

The Met Office has forecast the showers to die away this evening, leaving a dry night with a mix of mist and patchy fog.

But, it added, the minimum temperature may drop again to freezing and there is a risk of ice on untreated roads.

Wednesday is expected to be largely cloudy, with limited sunny intervals, also scattered showers.

Thursday will be generally dry and bright, although still rather cold.

And Friday is forecast to have a frosty start, with cloud and rain or snow later in the day.

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4:22pm Mon 18 Mar 13

Whatyousaying says...

Where was this I know it says sutton but I was in charshalton near the ponds today and there was no snow just rain confused : s
Where was this I know it says sutton but I was in charshalton near the ponds today and there was no snow just rain confused : s Whatyousaying
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4:32pm Mon 18 Mar 13

annon123 says...

The picture is of the station.... I have never seen hail like it..........What has happened to SPRING.............
The picture is of the station.... I have never seen hail like it..........What has happened to SPRING............. annon123
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6:31pm Mon 18 Mar 13

jeremyhm says...

technically, Spring doesn't start until March 20,ie the vernal equinox - so, it hasn't arrived yet!
technically, Spring doesn't start until March 20,ie the vernal equinox - so, it hasn't arrived yet! jeremyhm
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6:14am Tue 19 Mar 13

lilacgeorge says...

I was working at the hospital and didn't see it (though at that time I was on a training course in a room with no windows!!!) but, my Mu who lives at the bottom of sutton said she had hail stones, yet my child who was at school near manor park said they had hail stones & snow! When I got home at 6pm last night there was no sign round my mums yet down my road (just off carshalton road) there was still snow in the gardens!!!!!!!! Freaky!
I was working at the hospital and didn't see it (though at that time I was on a training course in a room with no windows!!!) but, my Mu who lives at the bottom of sutton said she had hail stones, yet my child who was at school near manor park said they had hail stones & snow! When I got home at 6pm last night there was no sign round my mums yet down my road (just off carshalton road) there was still snow in the gardens!!!!!!!! Freaky! lilacgeorge
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12:18pm Tue 19 Mar 13

CPN says...

I went into the supermarket at the top of Sutton High Street for lunch and shopping - the weather was fine. I came out an hour and a half later to snow and slush - and a lot of it! And there was snow in my garden also when I arrived home (Belmont)
I went into the supermarket at the top of Sutton High Street for lunch and shopping - the weather was fine. I came out an hour and a half later to snow and slush - and a lot of it! And there was snow in my garden also when I arrived home (Belmont) CPN
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