Published on : Tuesday, December 11, 2018
There is risk of travel disorder as subzero plunge of temperatures are in the anvil in U.K. BBC weather warns that the freezing Arctic winds will cause the temperatures to plummet to minus 2 degree centigrade with 24 hours. Later in the week the temperatures can reach vertical limit of minus 5 degree centigrade. A white Christmas can lead to extensive travel disarray.
As cold air and wet weather meets, Eastern Scotland and eastern England will see temperatures drop to -2C tonight.
High pressure over Scandinavia and Iceland is driving the Arctic chill towards the UK. The Arctic vortex can trigger winds of up to 60mph this week. Heavier rain, stronger winds and possibly hill snow by Thursday.
Wintry showers are expected in parts of the country between Wednesday and Friday.
The western area, could witness rain and strong winds on Tuesday evening.
Britain will be the combat zone between the cold air from the east and milder air from the Atlantic.
Freezing temperatures will bring heavy gales and wind gusts up to 60mph. It will lead to severe travel disruptions.
There could be snow towards the end of the week, specially in the north across Scotland and parts of northern England.