The UK could be enveloped in an “Arctic Bubble” for the next 40 days, with icy chaos and freezing conditions becoming the norm, going into next year. Temperatures will drop as low as -14C (7F) in some parts of the UK, with conditions similar to that expected in the Arctic.
A 1,100 mile wide “Arctic Bubble” will see winter strike without warning, with snow on the cards for the day of the General Election.
The icy weather begins on Sunday morning, where the mercury will drop to -10C (14F) in Scotland as polar winds head directly south between Greenland and Norway.
Marco Petagna, Met Office meteorologist, said: “We could see -10C as a cold spell sets in.”
The rest of the UK doesn’t escape the cold weather, with temperatures generally expected not to rise above 6C (43F) across the country.
UK Weather Forecast: 40-day ‘Arctic Bubble’ set to envelope Britain triggering icy chaos (Image: WXCHARTS)
The UK could see up to 40 days of snow and ice (Image: WXCHARTS)
These almost freezing conditions will continue until Thursday.
Northern England too is bracing itself for a touch of the Baltic, as well as Scotland, with both regions readying themselves for the potential of up to 40 days of snow and ice.
While this happens, the south of the UK can expect up to 20 days of continuous snow and ice.
It looks as though the polar blast touches every corner of the UK, dusting each region in snow and ice.
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Scotland and the north of England will be worse hit (Image: WXCHARTS)
The Met Office has warned that travel disruptions can be expected in the next few days, with drivers likely to face snow and ice on the roads.