BRITAIN is ready to be blasted by SIX weeks of snow this winter – with a Polar storm sending temperatures plummeting to beneath Iceland’s this week.

The mercury will steadily fall within the coming days earlier than a chilling dip by Wednesday – earlier than arctic winds all however assure a White Christmas.

Britain is ready to be colder than Iceland as freezing winds blow on this week

Day-time temperatures can be as little as 5C however the windchill issue will make it really feel extra like freezing.

In a single day temperatures this week can be even colder.

An easterly wind is driving the temperatures down – rivalling even Reykjavik (5C), consultants mentioned.

The November common for England and Wales is 10C.

Met Workplace maps present the dire climate set to hit on Wednesday

The North of England is set to be hit with heavy rain on Wednesday
The North of England is ready to be hit with heavy rain on Wednesday

WeatherAction’s Piers Corbyn mentioned: “An energetic low-pressure system will transfer in from the northwest after the weekend bringing very chilly Polar air in from the north.

“Mixed with excessive stress over to the east it will carry a change to a lot colder circumstances as Britain falls below an easterly airflow.

“Northern areas might see heavy snowfall from subsequent week with stormy circumstances triggering outbreaks of thundersnow, this might have impacts by way of journey disruption.

“It would sign a change to a lot colder circumstances with bitter winds, snow and the danger of blizzards persevering with by means of till the top of the month not less than.”

The south will see slightly less rain on Wednesday
The south will see barely much less rain on Wednesday

This week some heavy showers are additionally seemingly flip into snow throughout central and jap areas, together with Lincs and the Chilterns.

Met Workplace forecaster Steven Keates mentioned: “Issues are going to get colder as we enter the week.

“Temperatures by Wednesday can be right down to 5C however the windchill issue will make it really feel nearer to freezing.

“It’s going to really feel fairly uncooked. It’ll be the kind of wind that blows by means of you moderately than spherical you.

“It’s going to be fairly a shock to the system.”

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A chilly morning in Northampton last week. Things are about to get a lot colder
A cold morning in Northampton final week. Issues are about to get lots colder
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The anticipated snowfall is unlikely to build up or trigger any main journey disruption, he added.

However the chilly climate is more likely to stay all week and into subsequent weekend, with a threat of additional snow showers.

Mr Keates added: “It received’t really feel notably nice on the market. It’s typical chilly near-Winter climate with in a single day frosts and ice.”

Britain was hit by the worst snowstorms in 30 years final Winter.

Temperatures had been beneath common for every month from January by means of to March.

The Beast from the East and Storm Emma crippled the nation for days.

Roads had been blocked, prepare providers axed and flights grounded.

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