UK weather forecast: Two weeks of snow as 60-mile Arctic plume to hit UK in big freeze

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Coming on the heels of Storm Arwen, Brits are bracing for a 60-mile-wide Arctic plume that could bring weather colder than Moscow. It comes after parts of the UK experienced lows close to -10C on Sunday

Brits are braced for even more wintery weather and freezing conditions with another storm set to reach the UK
Brits are braced for even more wintery weather and freezing conditions with another storm set to reach the UK

Brits are set to shiver in two weeks of snow as lasting sub-zero chills sustain a period of brutal wintry weather, forecasters predict.

Following the chaos of Storm Arwen, which caused tragic deaths and power outages, many would have been hopeful for a return to milder conditions.

But near-future forecasts indicate plenty of miserable weather will accompany Brits into December.

It comes after parts of the UK reached lows close to -10C on Sunday.

The Met Office predicts similar chills will cause snow to fall today and for the next 14 days, The Sun reports.

The coldest night of the season on Sunday saw Cumbrians freeze in brutal -8.7C winds.

Forecasters now warn of a 60-mile Arctic plume that could produce temperatures colder than Moscow.

While the Met Office played down the prospect of another fiercely cold storm wreaking havoc on the UK, they revealed freezing temperatures riding on a cold front are looming.

The front, forecast to stretch between 50 and 60 miles wide, is likely to cause plummeting lows over the next few days..

Though Brits will still feel the chill on the incoming icy blast, the mercury won’t drop to the same shivering levels as seen during Arwen.

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Operational Meteorologist Simon Partridge told the Mirror a 50 to 60 mile cold front will pass through Wales, bringing colder air with it.

Mr Partridge said: “50-60 Miles is actually going across the country [Wales].

Colder air is due to sweep across the UK this week

“It will introduce colder air that is true. Wednesday and Thursday will be colder again. Not as cold as we’ve seen, but it will be colder.

“And yes, there is potential we’ll see temperatures dropping below freezing on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Looks like it’d be quite cold night there.”

Thursday will be “very cool, and crisp” with a low chance of snowfall before a band of rain brings snow to higher grounds on Friday, Mr Partridge explained.

Storm Arwen left tens of thousands without power in Scotland and the North of England last night, for the third night in a row.

Gale force winds and blustery downpours saw the UK wake up with large areas blanketed in snow.

In the North-East RNLI volunteers battled to save a fishing vessel from huge waves.

Commuters boarding a train in the wintery conditions at Yardley Wood railway station, Birmingham
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The weather trapped around 60 punters in the UK’s highest pub in the Yorkshire Dales for three nights running, with an Oasis tribute band.

Whilst huge swathes of the north saw deep snow, the wintry weather reached as far south as Oxfordshire.

But it seems there will be no respite, with the second storm in as many weeks set to keep up the freezing temperatures ahead of Christmas.

The weather has even interrupted I’m a Celebrity with Storm Arwen destroying the pop-up studios at Gwrych Castle.

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