UK weather: Snow to hit Britain ‘within days’, reveal forecasters

It’s snow joke, people; forecasters have warned an Arctic blast is due to hit within days


by Kayleigh Dray |
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We haven’t even reached Halloween yet, but there’s no denying that October has taken a turn for the chilly side.

And forecasters are predicting that temperatures are set to plummet to -4C this weekend… shortly before the UK is hit with 36 DAYS of snow.


Nicola Maxey, a spokeswoman for the Met Office, explained: "Rain will spread to the south-east and winds in the far north will increase to gale force.

"These will ease up by Thursday to leave a spell of quieter weather before another series of weather fronts arrives in the second half of Friday.

"After rain to start the weekend, it looks like it will turn cooler and showery.

"Some of those showers could turn wintry in Scotland."

And this is set to be the opening chapter to the UK’s worst winter in years.

A combination of freak conditions - including the most powerful El Nino on record and changes in air pressure over the Arctic - are set to cause contribute to the icy conditions.

Think heavy and persistent snowfall, Arctic gales and deep snowdrifts.

The Met Office forecast up to December said: “Spells of windy or stormy weather are more likely than is usual.”

Meanwhile Ladbrokes have slashed the odds of a white Christmas anywhere in the UK from 5-1 to 2-1.

A spokesman said: “The mercury looks like dropping as fast as the odds in a brutal winter.”

Guess we better invest in some woolly gloves and scarves, eh?

Do you think it will snow this weekend?

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