UK WEATHER: Met warn people to tie down garden furniture

Temperatures across the UK are set to drop this week coming. With icy blasts bringing cold temperatures, strong winds and torrential rain to many parts of the country.

Coldest winter since 2012 expected in UK: Experts are predicting it could be the coldest winter since 2012. Forecasters warn of a much colder winter this year than the previously mild winters the UK has seen over the last few years. The long term forecast has even caused bookmakers to slash the odds on having a white Christmas.

The Met office has predicted nights this coming week where frost will be prevalent and early morning fog too. Colder conditions are set to arrive on Friday 27th November with more widespread frost across the country. The Met office went on to say that “colder than normal” conditions are set to be with the UK until at least 6th December.

They also said there is an increased chance of wintery showers across higher ground in the North. Head of meteorological operations, Leon Brown, told The Mirror newspaper. “A colder-than-average December is favoured. With Arctic influxes from the north-west due to the jet stream’s position.” He went on to say “-10C in Scotland and -5C in England is expected. With snow in the north including to lower levels at times, and a risk in the south, with some travel disruption.”

Bookmakers are also slashing odds on the possibility of a white Christmas this year. With Scotland and Newcastle predicted to be most likely to get snow on December 25.

Coral are offering odds of 3/1 for snow on Christmas Day in Edinburgh and Newcastle. While Paddy Power has 4/1 for Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee to get the white stuff. Ladbrokes put odds of a white Christmas at 5/4. And also put Edinburgh and Newcastle as the most likely cities to see snow at 3/1.  Global247News Twitter

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