UK weather forecast: Winter FREEZE grips nation with ‘widespread FROST’ and ...

UK weather forecastUK weather forecast: frosty conditions are going to set in over the next two days (Image: GETTY)

The cold snap follows a period of relatively mild weather over the festive period. The nation is about to enter what has been termed the “real winter” as cold conditions move in. Freezing fog will be prominent on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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Commenting on the outlook for Wednesday morning, Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said: “A few showers clipping the far east at times.

“But those clear skies are going to allow temperatures to plummet.”

The mercury will fall to as low as -2C in towns and cities but it will be “a lot colder than that in the countryside”, Ms Roberts warned.

She continued: “Despite that cold start it will be a bright one for many of us on Wednesday morning.

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UK weather forecastUK weather forecast: freezing fog will strike the nation (Image: GETTY)

“Any freezing fog patches should gradually lift as the morning progresses.”

The lifting of the fog will

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