Saturday, 14 Dec 2019

UK weather warning: 40-day FREEZE to bring snow as temperatures plummet to -14C

Sub-zero lows of -14C are expected this week due to a colossal weather front creeping in on the UK before enveloping it entirely bringing with it snow to paralyse Britain. The hardest hit – as usual – is Scotland, particularly its rural areas, forecasters have warned. Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said more freezing weather remains days away after the weekend saw readings “lower than anything seen so far at this end of the year”.

Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at the Weather Company, warned of a prolonged period of icy conditions.

He said: “Thirty to 40 days with snow or ice disruption are expected this winter in Scotland and parts of northern England. After cold spells in December, more sustained cold is expected during January and February.”

Across the UK temperatures have dropped leaving Britons no choice but to wrap up in coats and scarves as they step outside their homes.

Frost engulfed the country on Monday morning, forcing people to tread carefully on slippery surfaces and use massive amounts of deicer on their cars.

According to WX Charts, much of the UK will experience intense cold weather over the weekend.

Over this period, the wind chill will drop to around -12C in Inverness and -9C across parts of England and Wales.

In terms of snow for this period, the weather agency forecasts extensive snow from northern England around Newcastle to the north of Scotland and across western areas of Wales.

A light smattering of snow of up to two inches is expected to land across other parts of England and Northern Ireland at this time.

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Much of the Midlands, south-east and London will be milder, dropping to around -1C to -2C, while the south-west coast will remain around zero degrees.

In terms of snow for this period, the weather agency forecasts extensive snow from northern England around Newcastle to the north of Scotland and across western areas of Wales.

A light smattering of snow of up to two inches is expected to land across other parts of England and Northern Ireland at this time.

According to the Met Office, southern and central areas in the UK will experience dry and cold with wintry sunshine after frost and isolated fog clears today.

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Northern Britain will be cloudier, with some rain in northern Scotland where it will turn windier but less cold.

Through the rest of the week, the weather is expected to continue to be cold with frost and fog in the south, while the rain will persist in the north.

The weather will be mild and windy with rain moving south on Thursday and it will clear on Friday to generate bright or sunny spells.

For the next fortnight from December 6 to 15, the Met Office predicts temperatures will likely “remain at or slightly below normal with occasional milder interludes, mainly in the south.”

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