New weather maps have shown that freezing tempertures are about to hit parts of the UK as weather experts suggest a 600-mile wall of snow is on its way before Christmas
Brits have been urged to wrap up warm as forecasters warn temperatures are expected to plummet to sub-zero this week.
Forecasters revealed several “wintry blasts” could hit the country, alongside at least two snow events in the lead-up to Christmas. It comes as new weather maps have shown how mercury levels will drastically drop this week, as fierce winds of up to 60mph have already been witnessed in Cornwall, Devon and the Channel Islands.
The Met Office issued a thunderstorm warning over Southern England. While people in the northeast have been told they could experience cooler air and a hint of frost.
By Thursday, the Met Office says it’ll be just 1C in Dalwhinnie, Scottish Highlands, and 3C in and around Aberdeen, reports Express. It’s expected that the Scottish Highlands will witness some overnight frosts reaching temperature -1C between -5C.
Jim Dale from British Weather Services said: “The freezing temperatures will probably revert by midweek next week with overnight frosts in the glens around -1C to -5C. It is all very interchangeable at the moment. Most of the focus right now is on the universal wind and rain, with this Thurddat being monitored very carefully.”
Those living in Edinburgh will wake to a nippy -1C morning on Sunday, with the likes of Birmingham, Glasgow and Kendal feeling a chilly 1C. James Madden from Exacta Weather said Britain faces at least one or two snow events before Christmas, with maps showing up to 600-miles of snow gripping the nation on November 18.
He said: “A sudden stratospheric warming event from later this month and into December could change that outlook to an even colder and more wintry theme for many parts of the country, and would drastically change the overall outlook for December as a whole. There is a chance we could see a number of wintry blasts in the run-up to Christmas.”