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|Snow will hit the UK next week during
the coldest winter for 13 years, forecasters have said.
Freezing temperatures are set to take hold on Sunday, bringing heavy
snow and bitterly cold winds from Russia on Monday and Tuesday.
People will need to wrap up warm and expect disruption on the roads
as the cold snap moves in from the east.
Rachel Vince of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press
Association, said: "It's looking like temperatures will fall away
during Sunday night and Monday, while next week is looking
distinctly colder than this week.
"On Sunday we are looking at showers coming from the east and
turning increasingly wintry as the day progresses."
The areas at greatest risk of snow showers are eastern parts of
England and Scotland, although it might stretch as far as eastern
She added: "Monday night is looking like having some more persistent
snow. The areas at greatest risk are from Lincolnshire northwards,
although it cannot be ruled out anywhere in Britain.
"We are expecting enough snow to cause disruption in places. The
snow will settle where it falls."
On Monday, temperatures will struggle to get above zero centigrade
(32F), though the snow is not expected to last beyond the middle of
With overall temperatures in December and January between 1C (34F)
and 1.5C (35F) below average and a freezing start to February
looking likely, MeteoGroup meteorologist Michael Dukes predicted the
coldest winter months since 1995/6