Arctic blast threatens to bring temperatures as low as -14C

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The big chill: Britain wakes up to a frosty winter morning as a 1,000-mile wide Arctic blast threatens to bring temperatures as low as -14C Low of -10.3C recorded in Scottish Highlands with more sub-zero conditions and snow on the way Thousands of people could struggle to get to polls on election day amid wintry conditions forecast  1,100-mile wide weather front will envelop the UK and lows down to -14C (7F) have been predicted Met Office says weekend temperatures were 'lower than anything seen so far at this end of the year'

By Paul Drury For The Scottish Daily Mail and Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 08:33 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 08:44 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Parts of Britain could face a further 40 days of Arctic conditions after the country shivered in temperatures down to -10.3C (13.5F) yesterday on the first day of winter.

The bone-chilling low was recorded in the Scottish Highlands - and with more sub-zero conditions and snow forecast, there are concerns thousands of people could struggle to get to the polls on election day. 

Conditions later this week will become more unsettled, with lows down to -14C (7F) predicted as a 1,100-mile wide weather front envelops the UK, threatening travel as voting begins in ten days' time on December 12. 

A boy plays with a football at the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after sunset yesterday evening

A boy plays with a football at the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after sunset yesterday evening

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said the weekend temperatures had been

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