Wind, rain and icy conditions forecast as Arctic blast rolls in tonight
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An Arctic blast is set to bring plunging temperatures and miserable weather to the UK from tomorrow as a bitter weather front approaches.
Weather experts are predicting the coldest winter in eight years – with bitter winds, torrential rain, and chilly temperatures set to batter the country.
The Met Office has warned that temperatures in December will be colder than usual – with an increased chance of winter weather as the weeks and days count down towards Christmas.
Blustery showers are expected to coat the North – with the north of Scotland worst affected – from tonight, while further showers and cloudy skies will descent across the rest of the UK.
Heavy rain is predicted across the country later in the week – with frost and fog predicted to strike on Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to be 0.2C lower than normal for this time of year, which would bring temperatures down to 3.5C on average.
This chilly weather will be a contrast to the previous seven winters which were on the warmer scale.
The Met Office warns temperatures will begin to feel colder from tonight.
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They state: "Windy in the north, showers becoming less frequent. Cloudy in the far south and southwest, perhaps a little rain or drizzle; also some fog patches. Clear spells elsewhere, turning frosty."
Further chilly and wet weather is predicted for Monday, with the weather experts stating: "Central and eastern parts dry with sunny spells. Patchy rain in the southwest moving northeastwards. Turning wet and windy in the northwest with heavy rain on hills and coastal gales."
And the outlook for the rest of the week is not looking much better.
The Met Office reports: "Mild at first with a band of rain moving southeastwards during Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Clearer, colder and drier conditions following with overnight frosts and stubborn morning fog patches."
As November turns to December, the Met Office predicts: "Temperatures near or a little below average. Into the start of December, conditions will likely become more changeable again, alternating between spells of rain with strong winds and brighter but showery interludes.
"The driest and brightest weather most likely in the southeast. Temperatures varying around average."
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