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Now Britain faces ice, eight inches of snow... and more flooding too
BRITAIN will be gripped by the big chill this week – with up to eight inches of snow expected in some parts of the country.
Freezing gales and blizzards will hit the North, while fierce easterly winds will see temperatures plummet to -5C (23F) in the South by the week’s end.
The easterly winds will make it feel closer to -10C (14F) in exposed parts of the North and experts warned of widespread ice and frosts.
Temperatures will drop even further by the end of the week as the bitter winds sweep in.
Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said the weather is about to take an “extreme wintry turn”.
“This is shaping up to be the first real taste of winter for many places,” he added.
Those areas expected to escape the snow are braced instead for more heavy rain, with torrential downpours in some parts of the North.
That comes after parts of Britain were thrown back into flood misery by heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend.
The Met Office issued a level-2 amber warning for rain in Somerset while up to an inch fell across Wales in 12 hours.
Storms hit the Midlands on Saturday night and there were reports of “mini tornadoes” in Surrey and Warwickshire.
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