UK weather forecast: FIVE-DAY cold blast from Iceland will batter Britain this week bringing snow and frost warns forecasters

UK weather forecast: FIVE-DAY cold blast from Iceland will batter Britain this week bringing snow and frost warns forecasters

December 10, 2018

As the country gears up for Christmas party season it's going to be a frosty affair for many as a cold snap sends temperatures plummeting.

The Met Office have said there will be frost across northern, eastern and some southwestern parts this morning as Britain braces for a week of freezing weather.

Snow is most likely on Thursday and the wind chill will make things feel a lot colder.

Motorists may have to wake up a little earlier for their commute as forecasters say they will need be needing to clear their windscreens of ice in the mornings.

Scotland is going to bear the brunt of the bad weather and there are warnings of a chance of hill snow in the north.

Chilly air from Iceland began sweeping across the country overnight, with the country forecast to remain cold until midweek.

Freezing fog is a possibility and snow could even blanket the hills of northern England.

And while temperatures should rise again on Thursday, "disruptive snowfall" then threatens to cause road and rail chaos.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It turns colder on Sunday with air from Iceland, and it certainly looks cold until midweek in the East.

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“Widespread frosts and the chance of freezing fog are expected, with Monday morning down to -5C in Scotland and -3C in northern England.

“Gales or severe gales with gusts up to 60mph in the West are expected into the weekend, with further heavy rain – and snow in the North, mainly on hills.”

On Saturday, parts of the country were submerged by flash floods as gale-force winds battered the country.

Dean Hall, a forecaster with the Met Office, told the Sun Online:  "It will be a cold night going into Monday. There will be a sharp frost in northern and eastern parts with temperatures of -5 or -6 overnight when there are clear skies."

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Colder weather will arrive from the North, with East coasts prone to the odd wintry shower.

“There is a significant chance of disruptive snowfall as moister air arrives from the West from midweek.”

And despite the winds easing off slightly today, it will feel much colder this evening. Some areas could even see a frost forming as temperatures drop.

This week we told how Brits are braced for a blast of icy Scandinavian air next week, as the odds of a white Christmas is slashed.

As temperatures fall next week, bookies have slashed the odds on every city in Britain seeing snow on Christmas Day.

Aberdeen is the most likely to see a White Christmas at 6/5 while London’s chances have been cut from 5/1 to 9/2.

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