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UK weekend Arctic BLAST: -10C and snow to plunge Britain into freezer in DAYS

STORM-lashed Britain is set to be plunged into the freezer once again this weekend as an Arctic blast grips the nation.


Temperatures will plummet on Friday night bringing widespread snow, ice and wintry conditions into Saturday and remaining into next week.

It’s been a chaotic few days of weather since 2018 started on Monday as 100mph Storm Eleanor tore through the country last night.

Hurricane-force gusts toppled trees, closed roads and left thousands of homes without power.

Britain faces another wet and windy day tomorrow before Britain is plunged into a week-long freeze.

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FREEZE: Britain will be plunged back into cold weather once again this weekend

“A severe cold and snowy spell awaits us”

James Madden

Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing widely at the weekend with rural spots hitting -5C with widespread frosts.

Bitter winds could make it feel close to -10C overnight in the north by Saturday with the south dipping to -3C.

Scotland, northern England and the east coast are warned to expect heavy snow.

Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: "From Friday high pressure will build close to the UK allowing a northeasterly airflow with winds coming in from the Arctic region.

"There will be a lot of showers and with the cold air these will turn wintry over high ground, there is also a risk of snow to lower levels.

"Wintry showers could be quite widespread down the east coast this weekend and also across Scotland and northern coasts.”

Katie Greening, forecaster for The Weather Company, said bitter conditions will grip the nation this weekend and into next week.

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BRRR-ITAIN: The UK will see snow and ice as temperatures drop again

She added: "High pressure is about to centre to the northwest of the UK bringing winds in from the northeast and pushing temperatures widely below freezing by Saturday morning.

"Snow showers are likely across northern and northeastern coasts and along the east coast of England.

"It will remain cold into the start of next week and perhaps until next weekend."

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said Britain should expect another savage winter freeze.

Heavy snow threatens further travel misery with bitterly cold weather threatening to hold out past the first week of January, he warned.

He said: "A severe cold and snowy spell awaits us and we expect this to take hold from Friday onwards.

"It is highly likely we will see some potentially crippling snowfall and this threatens to bring more chaos on the roads and to transport services."

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