A meteorological phenomenon known as “thundersnow” is set to hit the UK this week.
It occurs when relatively warm, unstable air meets cooler air in wintry conditions.
“It’s exactly the same mechanism as a thunderstorm, it’s just colder,” Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell told The Independent.
He added: “What’s interesting about it is it sounds a bit different from regular thunder. The snowflakes have a different impact on the way sound travels because