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A Polar Vortex Bringing A Lot Of Snow Is Set To Batter Britain

A Polar Vortex Bringing A Lot Of Snow Is Set To Batter Britain

Wherever you are in the UK, you'll have been feeling a distinct change in the weather this week.

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Last night, Scotland saw record-breaking low temperatures (-8.1C!), people in the southwest, West Midlands and parts Wales woke up to snow, while Londoners will have felt the mercury plummet too, and adding extra layers accordingly.

But like it or not, the worst is yet to come.

According to weather experts across the UK, we're set to get bout of freezing temperatures and snow in some parts of the country this week.

Meteorologist Mika Rantanen said a 'polar vortex' is currently sounding on the southern tip of Greenland and moving near to the UK.

"Stratospheric #PolarVortex is currently record-strong for the time of the year," he tweeted.

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The Met Office warn that the chill will continue into next week (starting Monday 18th November), with a "frosty and cold start" and "hill and higher ground snow" towards the end of the week.

Many parts of the country can expect snow. (Credit: PA)
Many parts of the country can expect snow. (Credit: PA)

Graeme Madge, a spokesperson for the Met Office, told Express.co.uk: "There will be some snow in the UK this week.

"There will be wintry showers at high elevations, particularly in the mountains of Wales or Scotland.

"There may also be some low levels in people's gardens in the Cotswolds on Thursday.

"Cold air will come in from the north and go all the way down, while a wintry front will work its way east and create snow."

Parts of the midlands were issued flood warnings this week, too (Credit: PA)
Parts of the midlands were issued flood warnings this week, too (Credit: PA)

Today, many parts of Britain woke up to snow and the rest freezing temperatures.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for the areas most affected by snow in the southwest of the country.

There's other warning in place for extreme rain, particularly in the midlands such as Birmingham who experiences extreme flooding this week.

And it isn't the first we've heard about a cold November this year. At the start of the month, we were warned we might get the coldest November since 2010.

Explaining the upcoming chill, Met Office forecaster Luke Miall told Tyla: "A much colder spell of weather arrives as cold air sinks down from Scandinavia and the Arctic from Tuesday.

*Brb, off to buy another set of hat and gloves.*

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Weather, Life News, News

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America. In between writing, Ciara daydreams of being back on the Copacabana drinking caipirinhas.

 

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