April snow shower© Mark Hamblin/REX/Shutterstock

It might be the last week of April but the weather had other ideas earlier on Tuesday (26 April) as snow, sleet and hail battered crops across much of the country, to the surprise of growers.

Temperatures have plummeted in the past week or so, resulting in huge variations in crop growth and far from ideal conditions for drilling and spraying.

The crazy April weather is a complete contrast to the unseasonably warm winter growers experienced earlier this season, when crop growth was thought to be worryingly forward in some cases.

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Twitter went into a frenzy earlier today as growers and agronomists from Yorkshire to Somerset rushed to report their confusion as the freezing weather hit.


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