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'Scandinavian Shiver' To Blast The UK – Bringing Coldest November In Nine Years

'Scandinavian Shiver' To Blast The UK – Bringing Coldest November In Nine Years

Britain could face the coldest November it's seen since 2010 this year, with a huge 'Scandinavian shiver' expected to hit the country ahead of Tuesday 5th November - just in time for Bonfire Night.

Temperatures are set to drop across the country this week, hitting as low as -4C tomorrow, and an elevated risk of ice and even snow in some higher ground areas of Scotland later in the week.

Things will likely only get worse towards the middle of November, with the Met Office predicting more showers over the south of England and more bitterly cold temperatures, too.

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

Expect blistering cold and snow on high grounds in some areas (Credit: Unsplash)
Expect blistering cold and snow on high grounds in some areas (Credit: Unsplash)

"Wrap up warm for Bonfire Night and wear wellies. After recent rain, there's the risk of cancellations for events using parking on grass.

"Tuesday night looks dry but frosty, with -2C lows in Scotland, with cold nights in the South as well later in the week and -4C possible.

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"Daytime temperatures will struggle to 6-8C for many this week, with midweek showers cold enough for snow in Scotland and to lower levels on Shetland, with 50mph gusts forecast in the South-West.

"The pool of cold air stays with us and it looks like remaining on the cold side from the weekend onwards."

We could see the coldest November in nine years (Credit: PA)
We could see the coldest November in nine years (Credit: PA)

A Met Office forecaster added that temperatures may stay below average for the rest of the week, bringing the risk of frost and ice.

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"November 17 to December 1 is more likely to be below-average at the start of the period, then become near-average towards the end of the month," he predicted.

Should November have an average temperature of under 4.9C as expected it will be the coldest in nine years, according to the weather body's records.

Better dig out the woolies and padded coats before tomorrow, then!

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Topics: Weather, News

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