BRITAIN is facing the heaviest snowfalls in years this winter as the country's first icy blast arrives in SIX WEEKS unleashing FOUR MONTHS of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, forecasters have announced.
Thermometers are about to plunge amid predictions of crippling snowstorms and major whiteouts lasting into February.
Experts warn to expect a very “exciting” December even hinting at the possibility of a White Christmas this year.
After several mild and wet winters 2016 will buck the trend with the UK now facing the coldest and snowiest for at least six years.
Britons are warned not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the unusually hot September weather and the mild autumn so far.
A dramatic swing towards colder conditions will see temperatures plummet across the country as freezing air sweeps in from the Polar regions.
In stark contrast to last year, which was one of the mildest winter’s on record, extreme cold is forecast to set in at the start of November.
People in the north have been warned to batten down the hatches for “potent” winter blasts, blizzards and heavy snow across the country.
In another twist of misery any mild spells will be ravaged by storms unleashing torrential downpours, gales and flooding.
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said the first bitter blast will hit the north in as early as November.
He said the next four months could be plagued by heavy and persistent snow broken up by storms and heavy rain.
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