Susanna Reid was left well and truly confused when Good Morning Britain’s weather presenter Laura Tobin revealed snow could be on its way – just days after a heatwave.
As lockdown restrictions eased once again on Monday, allowing six people or two households to meet outside publicly and in private gardens, the weather was on our side, with temperatures soaring up to 24 degrees.
Laura explained that people can expect the sunshine to last for a couple of days, but then dropped the bombshell that snow (yes really, snow) is set to follow.
As she gave the weather on location in Hampshire with Andi Peters, Susanna couldn’t help but interrupt after hearing about the extreme change in weather by the weekend.
Laura had said in her forecast: ‘Beautiful sunshine of 24 degrees. Rain in Scotland and it’s set to turn colder, with even snow returning over Easter weekend.’
‘I beg your pardon,’ Susanna was heard saying from GMB’s London studio.
Susanna was baffled by the extreme change in forecast (Picture: ITV)
Quizzing her co-star, she said: ‘Laura, you mean we go from 24 degrees to snow?!’
Confirming that was the case, Laura explained: ‘It’s insane. We will literally go from 24 degrees today and in the South, it will probably be about six degrees by Sunday.
‘[There’s a] chance of sleet and snow showers, frost by night – yeah, a real rollercoaster ride.’
Laura confirmed snow could hit by the end of Easter weekend (Picture: ITV)
Elsewhere in Monday’s broadcast, Susanna had addressed lockdown easing and confessed she doesn’t ‘feel ready’ to start meeting up with more people.
As part of the government’s roadmap to easing lockdown completely by the end of June, the number of people allowed to mix outdoors has increased from one on one to groups of six.
While that includes private gardens as well as public outdoor spaces, meeting indoors is still prohibited.
‘It felt a bit odd,’ Susanna said. ‘I just got that sense yesterday that I’m not quite sure I’m ready for it.
Dr Hilary Jones urged people not to break lockdown rules now restrictions have eased (Picture: ITV)
‘A lot of people aren’t necessarily ready to rush back, we’ve been in lockdown for a year.’
Dr Hilary Jones, meanwhile, had warned people not to break rules in place as restrictions ease, as he fears a third wave of Covid coming in from Europe could hit.
He pointed out that while 30million people have now been vaccinated, it is still less than half of the country’s population and he doesn’t think lockdown should be eased until 90% of people have received their jab.
‘Cases are levelling off, but they’re still relatively high. Each of those can give the virus to other people, we just have to be a little bit careful,’ Dr Hilary warned.
‘It all depends on what we do as a society and if we’re crazy about breaking the rules and we go indoors, then the numbers will go up and we will have eased lockdown too easy, as we’ve done before. It’s within our power.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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