Despite the milder conditions expected over the next few days, an increasing number of forecasters are sounding alarm bells for a big arctic freeze to grip Britain within mere weeks.
WeatherAction’s Piers Corbyn is the latest, he told the Daily Express, “We are expecting some quite severe snowfall before the end of this month and it will not just be confined to the far north, this could reach parts of the midlands or even further south.
“This spell of very cold weather looks like bringing substantial snow to a more widespread area of the country than people would necessarily expect at this time of year.
“We are also forecasting some very low temperatures, we could see the record for October broken this year.
Mr Corbyn predicts an early onset of severe winter — worsening from the end of next month.
“We are expecting the really severe weather from the end of November onwards, so we are definitely looking at an early onset of severe winter weather this year with near-record or record low temperatures throughout the season.”
This latest forecast comes as low temperature records currently tumble across North America:
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