UK weather – Britain braced for more heavy snow this week as temperatures drop down as low as -10C

BRITAIN is set to be engulfed by more heavy snow this week as temperatures are predicted to plunge to a bone-chilling -10C. 

Forecasters fear a major sudden polar vortex event could trigger yet another “Beast from the East”.

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At dawn the clouds roll in as the sun rises over the River Torridge estuary at low tide[/caption]

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Icicles formed on Gibsons Cave and Summerhill Force Waterfall are pictured in Newbiggin, Barnard Castle[/caption]

Forecaster Jim Dale from British Weather Services told Express.co.uk current weather charts suggested the UK was “on the cusp” of another serious cold front.

The severe winter weather will begin from Wednesday onwards, the Met Office also said last night.

Temperatures are set to drop to -2C this morning with the far north of Scotland and rural parts of the southeast feeling the worst of the weather.

The Met Office have warned that heavy rain and melting snow may bring flooding and disruption for parts of Scotland.

The Shetland Islands in Orkney & Shetland are likely to see snow flurries become heavier.

A yellow weather warning was issued due to heavy snowfall across Shetland.

Saturday night’s snowfall is making conditions dangerous as ice continues to build up in the northeast.

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A frosty cold morning of Convent Field as an empty football pitch in Lewes, East Sussex[/caption]

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Snowbound in Sheerness, Kent, after a heavy fall[/caption]

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An owner of a restaurant clears snow from the car park in Burnopfield, County Durham [/caption]

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Frozen Union Canal near Fountainbridge in Scotland is solid enough to ice skate on [/caption]

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Wimbledon Common, London sees heavy frost on freezing cold yesterday morning [/caption]

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Temperatures dropped to as low at -4C in parts of Essex on Saturday night [/caption]

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Lakes, ponds and rivers have frozen over in some parts of the country[/caption]

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Heavy frost spells are expected to continues in southern parts of the country[/caption]

The cold air is also set to cause a risk of hill snow on Wednesday in some parts of the north. 

Both England and Northern Ireland recorded their lowest overnight minimum temperature of the 2020-21 winter so far on Saturday as northern England in Redesdale, Northumberland, saw numbers drop to -11.4C. 

Temperatures plummeted to -11.9C in Scotland as Eskdalemuir saw the worst of the weather. 

There’s potential for wet and wintry spells, bringing temperatures down for Northern parts of England and bringing freezing fog patches in the South. 

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Lickey Hills Country park, Birmingham sees heavy snow on Sunday morning [/caption]

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Forecasters have predicted that the freezing temperatures may continue into the week, but some parts of the country will see sunny spells [/caption]

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Sherness, Kent saw heavy snowfall last night [/caption]

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It’s a winter wonderland in some parts of the country as conditions begin to get icy [/caption]

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