“More showers, occasionally they’ll be of sleet, one or two of hail”
I don’t think David Braine is having a particularly good week. Last nights forecast caught him out down on the Lizard, there were more showers as he rightly forecast, but they were rather more in the way of snow than sleet, with Culdrose ending the night with a 5 cm covering of snow that led to a rash of road traffic accidents in the area (fig 2). As far as I know there were no weather warnings out either for this event, but that’s impossible to verify because the Met Office refuse to maintain an archive.
Meanwhile there was 15 cm of snow over the French Capital late yesterday.