After temperatures dropped to -7.9C (Ordinary) last night, forecasters warned that Britain could be in for snow soon.
The Met Office has warned of a ‘severe frost’ and icy conditions today as a deep freeze settles across large parts of England and Wales.
The weather service predicts that snow will fall in some parts of England’s northeast over the next week.
Clare Nasir, a forecaster said that there will be Arctic air flowing down from the North delivering snow showers to the Northeast.
According to the Met Office, snow could begin falling in Northern Scotland by next week and reach England by February 1.
UK Health and Security Agency alerts people living in southern and central England about vulnerable neighbours who may be affected by the large freeze.
Forecasters warn that Britain will be hit by snow in the coming weeks after it dropped to -7.9C last night.
Even with the freezing weather, the majority of Britain will be grey and dry tonight before we move on to warmer weather tomorrow in the Northwest. Pictured: Swans on the River Avon at Harnham, Salisbury, yesterday
The Met Office has warned of a ‘severe frost’ and icy conditions today as a deep freeze settles across large parts of England and Wales
Last night, the mercury fell to minus 7.9C. Pictured: A horse grazes in a frosty field at sunrise in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, yesterday
Within weeks, snow could be in the Northeast of England. Pictured yesterday: The waves battered the lighthouse Seaham Harbour, County Durham.
Left: Walkers out by the woods on a bitterly cold morning in the countryside in Dunsden, Oxfordshire. Right: Salisbury Cathedral from across the Harnham Water Meadows
Even with the freezing weather, Britain’s majority will remain dry and gray tonight. Tomorrow, wetter conditions are expected in the Northwest.
According to The Met Office: “Cloudy and windy north with more rain or drizzle in hills. It is usually cloudy and dry elsewhere but can occasionally be sunny.
The low temperatures are expected to continue into next week. Patchy fog and frost will be falling in some parts of the country on Tuesday morning.
According to the Met Office, it was “Elsewhere” with rain and sometimes mild.
Walking with their dog in the woods today, a couple from Dunsden.
This morning, before the first big freeze in Oxfordshire, a horse was seen walking in frosty fields in Dunsden.
The Met Office forecasted snowfall towards the beginning of February in its long-range prediction.
From January 31 to February 14, it warns that ‘some colder interludes remain possible, bringing a risk of occasional snow, this most likely over northern hills’.
‘This period is likely to see a gradual transition to more unsettled conditions,’ the Met Office said.
‘Heaviest precipitation is likely to occur across the northwest, particularly later in the period, whilst drier than average conditions are more likely to prevail in the southeast, particularly earlier in the period.
‘Spells of strong winds are likely, mainly in the north.
‘Temperatures likely to be slightly above average overall. Some colder interludes are still expected though, bringing a risk of occasional snow, most likely over northern hills.’