Britain braces itself for ‘twin Arctic assaults and first snow of winter’
Brits have been warned to wrap up heat this week as twin ‘Arctic attacks’ convey England its first snow of the winter.
Temperatures are set to plummet to a bitter -7C in a single day because the 800-mile-wide chilly fronts blow over in fast succession. Forecasters count on the primary to hit as quickly as Friday, blanketing the hills in northern areas with snow. Aidan McGivern, from the Met Office, stated: “With winds coming from the north or north-west later in the week, it will turn colder with frosts by night and some showers will turn to snow over hills in the north.”
Following a wet and blustery begin to the week, daytime temperatures will plunge to a cold 9C within the north and hover round 0C at evening. Southerners will fare barely higher, with the mercury simply scraping double figures through the day. Then after a milder begin to subsequent week, a colder second freeze is on its approach from November 28 and anticipated to final a number of days.
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Meteorologist Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, stated: “Forecast models show a potent polar plunge, with colder conditions, and hints of cold continuing into the first half of December.” Frigid -7C lows are predicted in Scotland, with sub-zero temperatures spreading into northern England. The south is anticipated to be hotter through the day, however will drop to round freezing in a single day.
Conditions will stay moist and windy as festive buyers take to the streets within the run-up to December 25, a BBC forecaster warned. It follows the stormiest begin to the autumn since 2015.
He stated: “There are likely to be a couple of quick shots of colder air giving some wintry showers in the North. Unsettled weather will continue through the rest of November, with some very wet and windy days. And in December, all areas are likely to see above-average rainfall and some strong winds, which could run the risk of becoming disruptive a couple of times.”
Last evening bookies Coral lower the percentages of a White Christmas to six/4 in Glasgow, 2/1 in Manchester and three/1 in London. Spokesman John Hill stated: “Punters believe it’ll be all white on the big day.”
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