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Amazing to see snow three days away from May. Has it ever snowed in May?

 

It has snowed in June

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It snowed in May a couple of years ago and I remember it snowing in June when I was a kid ? Look on people's Facebook pages for snow on Snake Pass yesterday.

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I believe there are photos somewhere of snow in August.

I can't find them but there are several articles if you google 'snow August uk'

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I remember it snowed on 01/06/1976.It was my first year on site as an apprentice joiner.The summer turned out to be a scorcher,the government had to appoint a Minister for Drought.I think it was Denis Howell.

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It has snowed in June

 

IIRC, snow stopped play at a cricket match (in Buxton, I think), in June, one year.

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/snow/snow-in-the-uk

 

On 2 June 1975 snow showers forced the abandonment of several cricket matches across the country.

 

See also: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/i/1/Snow_in_June_-_2_June_1975.pdf

 

Earliest snowfall recorded: September, 1885.

 

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I remember it snowed on 01/06/1976.It was my first year on site as an apprentice joiner.The summer turned out to be a scorcher,the government had to appoint a Minister for Drought.I think it was Denis Howell.

 

It was June 1975. There wasn't any snow in June 1976. Howell was Minister for Drought in 1976.

 

See above.

 

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I believe there are photos somewhere of snow in August.

I can't find them but there are several articles if you google 'snow August uk'

 

It will be hail.

 

Snow hasn't fallen in August since records began. At least, where records are kept. Apart, possibly, for this: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/the-first-snow-of-winter-falls-in-august-1.1052323

 

However, there are places in Scotland where patches of snow can survive over the summer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_patches_in_Scotland

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I remember as a child we had flurries of snow on the Lincolnshire Wolds when returning from Mablethorpe one Whitsun in my Dads "Standard Flying 9".

 

I'm pretty sure it was 1959 when Whit fell mid May.

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