THIS December could end up the coldest in history as the Met Office warned the current cold snap could last a month.
Temperatures are set to plunge to -10C – lower than Moscow – with more snow predicted on higher ground.
With temperatures already as low as -9C in place, the Met Office predicted colder than average temperatures for much of the month.
Motorists were warned to take care through the cold spell.
The RAC said 25,000 breakdowns are expected today and spokesman Simon Williams said: “Slow down in difficult conditions.”
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna added: “Winter hazards are dominating the weather as the emphasis changes from snow to frost and ice.”
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