Snowy spring in store

Snowman built by Harry (8) and Tom (5) Bedi, of Clarkston.
Snowman built by Harry (8) and Tom (5) Bedi, of Clarkston.

IN MARCH 2012 southsiders were revelling in a heat wave — but that has all changed this year.

Last March, the third warmest on record, temperatures were in the 70s.

However, this year, a belated big freeze could continue until the end of April, according to the met office.

Easter weekend is set to be one with sub-zero temperatures, as the forecaster predicts “cold, dry weather, with a few light snow flurries and widespread frost and icy patches” from Sunday until April 9.

Many thousands across Scotland have lost power and motorists have been warned to be extra careful on the roads as fresh snow and low temperatures bring treacherous conditions.