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Brace up for very cold, freezing temperatures, forecasters warn Britain

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Latest weather forecast in the UK. Photo: Met Office

Get ready for the big freeze as arctic blasts are expected to bring temperatures as low as minus 10C across the UK.

Forecasters have warned of the risk of ice for parts of Britain and to prepare for the freezing temperatures.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in parts of Wales, the North West and West Midlands, with snow expected to fall on higher ground.

Drivers and commuters in remote areas have been urged to be cautious as overnight temperatures dipped to 1C in Northern Ireland, 1.2C in Myerscough in Lancashire and as low as minus 2.9C in Cairnwell, Scotland.

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Commuters have also been told to be preparing for disruption due to the cold weather, with South Western Railway warning that there could be “poor rail conditions” across the network.

According to the Met Office, the weather is expected to get progressively colder, with Thursday and Friday likely to be the chilliest days, Meteorologist Martin Bowles, from the Met Office, said: “We’ve got a very showery situation, with some showers coming through overnight and it’s quite cold so where you get showers and then the surface gets wet and freezes over, you can get problems with ice on pavements and roads.”

Thursday is tipped to be the coldest day of the week for large parts of the country, with temperatures expected to fall as low as minus 10C in some parts, Metro stated.

Mr Bowles said: “All this week there’s going to be showers down the eastern side of the country, even today and tomorrow we’re likely to get some snow on higher ground, places like the North Yorkshire Moors.

“And because Thursday is that much colder, there’s potential for snow a bit further south, places in East Anglia, Lincolnshire and perhaps some snow reaching city levels, such as Newcastle and Durham.”




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