Weather forecast UK today – Exact date Britain could be hit by MINUS 11C Arctic blast as winter misery looms

BRITAIN is braced for a polar plunge as temperatures get set to tumble as low as -11C next week.

The mercury is predicted to plummet in the next nine days as an icy snap blows in from Europe.

Forecasters at WXCharts predict temperatures could fall to between -7C and -11C during the week of November 23.

And according to their outlook Scotland is likely to see snowfall from November 21.

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest info & updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Any dangers of walking your dog in the snow?

    Aside from the obvious dangers of slipping and falling, snow presents a number of other risks.

    Snow can often be treated with chemicals, which can be dangerous for your pup’s paws.

    Slush and ice in particular is sometimes treated with antifreeze which is dangerous for dogs – so steer clear if you spot that.

    In addition, salt grit contains chemicals which can result in burns on pets’ paws if they have prolonged contact with the grit.

    Try to avoid walking on gritted surfaces with your pooch and rinse their feet when you get home.

    Ice balls are also a danger – particularly for dogs with hairy feet.

    They can form between your dog’s toes and pads of their paws and cause pain.

    Checking their feet when you finish your walk can help this issue.

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    The bookies make it just a 2/1 shot that we see snow on December 25th.

    Edinburgh is the most likely destination at 3/1.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Plenty of punters will be dreaming of a White Christmas this year, and the odds suggest they could well get their wish, with 2/1 being on offer for any part of the UK to wake up to snow on December 25th.”

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    Prepare to wrap up warm

    There will be a risk of fog in the east and southeast of England tonight and things will turn slightly chillier in the north.

    But it's understood it won't be until next week that the real chill starts to hit.

    Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said of the forecast: "The temperature next week looks like it really is going to drop so warm coats back again."

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    Chill from Eastern Europe threatens to blast Britain

    Tyler Ros, AccuWeather meteorologist said: "The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year.

    “Which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland."

    He added: "We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into Eastern Europe early next week.

    "If this bleeds westward towards the UK, with the core of the cold remaining in Eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch."

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    Polar plunge to send temperatures tumbling to -11C

    BRITAIN is braced for a polar plunge as temperatures get set to tumble as low as -11C next week.

    The mercury is predicted to plummet in the next nine days as an icy snap blows in from Europe.

    Forecasters at WXCharts predict temperatures could fall to between -7C and -11C during the week of November 23.

    And according to their outlook Scotland is likely to see snowfall from November 21.

    There is a three per cent chance of snow in Aberdeenshire on November 19, with the likelihood set to rise to 58 per cent on November 21, The Weather Outlook reports.

    There's also a three per cent chance of snow in London on Nov 21 and a 24 per cent chance of the white stuff on November 26.

    Scotland is predicted to see snowfall (marked in purple) on November 21 Credit: WXCharts
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    Combating those winter blues

    Winter, the season of frigid temperatures and ice-encrusted everything is now upon us.

    Here are five habits for fending off winter blues – the science-backed way:

    • Practice positive thinking
    • Avoid isolation –  improve the balance of those happiness chemicals in the brain.
    • Eat right – committing to a healthy eating pattern will make a difference
    • Get real sunshine – even if it is chilling on your balcony or walking the dog
    • Break a sweat – Exercise causes the release of feel-good endorphins in the brain 

    How to prepare your body for the winter

    1. Increase your Vitamin D intake. Our bodies produce Vitamin D in the presence of sunlight.
    2. Work out to stay warm.
    3. Take care of your skin.
    4. Boost your Immune System.
    5. Add fruits, vegetables and spices to your diet.

    Odds for UK's coldest November EVER

    According to Ladbrokes, this month could play host to the coldest November on record.

    Having been a 2/1 shot earlier this week, the bookies have since cut odds to just 7/4 on this going down as the coldest November EVER, with temperatures set to plummet throughout the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With temperatures soon set to plummet and all corners of the UK preparing for early snow, the odds suggest this could well go down as the coldest November on record.

    Weather outlook for rest of the week

    A wet start on Wednesday for Western parts of Scotland.

    Rain will move into the Northern half of England. Dry elsewhere and a bright day for the South East of England.

    Overnight rainfall for the North of the UK and Northern Ireland.

    Rain continues into Thursday, dry for the South with sunny spells.

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      Tomorrow's weather

      Mist and fog will slowly lift.

      An area of rain will push into the far North West throughout the day.

      Other parts will be mostly cloudy or overcast with sunny spells in Northern Ireland and Scotland into the latter half of the day.

      Scattered showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland, dry for most.

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      'Coldest November that we have ever had'

      The bitter chill has the potential to bring up to six inches of snow in just 24 hours – and bookies have slashed the odds on this being the coldest November ever.

      Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: "We have significantly cut the odds on this month going into the record books as the coldest November that we have ever had, as temperatures begin to plummet and snow looms large on the horizon."

      Snow could cover much of the UK for up to five days Credit: Alamy Live News
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      Snow, snow, SNOW

      AccuWeather forecaster Tyler Ros told The Express: "The threat for snow between November 17 and 22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland.

      "We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into Eastern Europe early next week.

      "If this bleeds westward towards the UK, with the core of the cold remaining in Eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch.

      "This then would fire up some North Sea Sea Effect showers coming in from the east.

      "If the hills are cold enough in northern England and in Scotland, these showers are more likely to be wintry."

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      Things to take a wintry turn by Wednesday

      While this week will start on the warmer side with temperatures in the mid-teens, things will take a wintry turn by Wednesday.

      Snow is expected to hit Scotland first, before making its way further south.

      Weather maps show the white stuff could well land in north-western Scotland on November 17.

      But snow could also fall in northern England, parts of Wales and East Anglia towards the end of the month.

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      Met Office issues fog warning

      THE Met Office has issued a warning as thick fog could cause "dangerous driving conditions" across large parts of Britain today.

      It comes as forecasters say Britain will be hit with up to five days of snow as a Polar freeze sends temperatures plunging below zero later in the week.

      According to the Met Office, fog is expected to affect East Midlands, North West England, South West England West Midlands, Wales, Yorkshire and Humber.

      The Met Office has warned that the heavy fog might cause difficult, possibly dangerous, travel conditions.

      The Met Office has issued a fog warning across the Midlands Credit: MET Office
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      Warning of snow and ice risk form end of Nov

      Until November 27 there is a chance of wintry showers, with a high chance of frost, fog and brisk gusts in northern areas.

      Then from November 27 there is risk of snow and ice, with spells of rain and high winds.

      The bitter chill has the potential to bring up to six inches of snow in just 24 hours – and bookies have slashed the odds on this being the coldest November ever.

      Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “We have significantly cut the odds on this month going into the record books as the coldest November that we have ever had, as temperatures begin to plummet and snow looms large on the horizon.”

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      Snow chance?

      With Christmas Day being just around the corner, the bookies make it just a 2/1 shot that we see the white stuff on December 25th.

      Edinburgh is the most likely destination at 3/1.

      Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Plenty of punters will be dreaming of a White Christmas this year, and the odds suggest they could well get their wish, with 2/1 being on offer for any part of the UK to wake up to snow on December 25th.”

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      Meteogroup weather forecast for today

      The Meteogroup says this morning will see” light rain in North Western areas and mist and fog in Southern areas.

      “The mist and fog will slowly lift through the morning.

      “Rain in the northwest will push southeastward leaving sunny spells behind it. Early sunny spells for Scotland but an overcast day for most. Light winds.

      The agency says that on Monday night there will be “clear spells for parts of the country but generally a cloudy and foggy night for most.

      “Scattered showers across central Wales, the Midlands and parts of the North East of England, lingering in the Midlands for longer.

      “Light showers in North Western Scotland for some time. Light overnight winds.”

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      Monday forecast for London and south east

      A dull morning with areas of cloud, mist and fog.

      Some bright spells developing in the west but remaining rather cloudy elsewhere with showers possible across Kent and East Sussex.

      Maximum temperature 13 °C.

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      Forecaster predicts below normal temperatures

      AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: “We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into eastern Europe early next week.

      “If this bleeds westward towards the UK (with the core of the cold remaining in eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch.

      “This then would fire up some North Sea Sea Effect showers coming in from the east,” the expert European forecaster warned.

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      Dreaming of a white Christmas?

      Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on snow falling on Christmas Day this year.

      Coral make Aberdeen the most likely UK city to get snow on December 25, at 6-4 now, followed by Glasgow and Edinburgh at 7-4.

      Newcastle is 2-1 for snow on the big day, the most likely of the English cities according to the odds, with London a 5-1 shot for a White Christmas.

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      6/4 for coldest November on record

      This month could go down as the coldest November on record, according to Ladbrokes.

      The bookies have slashed odds this weekend, from 7/4 to just 6/4 on this being the coldest November EVER, with temperatures soon set to plummet and even snow ready to batter Britain.

      Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things are about to get even colder, so much so that we could now be in for a record-breaking month on the weather front.”

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      Snow on the way

      The start of next week will see temperatures hit 14C, with mild spells accord the country.

      But by Wednesday there will be a significantly colder chill sweeping towards the UK, with snow heading to Scotland first.

      Latest maps show that snow could well land on the northwest of Scotland by November 17, reported the Express.

      The Met Office have confirmed that from 17 November to 26 November there is a low risk of wintry showers, with a high chance of frost and fog in the north.

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      Ten tips to avoid catching cold

      • 1. Wearing a mask when out in public
      • 2. Using hand sanitiser frequently
      • 3.  Eating immune boosting foods like oranges and spinach
      • 4. Staying in as much as possible
      • 5.  Avoiding busy public areas like supermarkets
      • 6.  Avoiding public transport
      • 7. Getting extra sleep
      • 8.  Drinking lots of water
      • 9. Washing your hands frequently
      • 10.  Staying warm

      Scotland to bear brunt of snowy conditions

      Scotland is set to be the hardest hit by snow, while meteorologists predict there is a 40 per cent chance of snowfall in the north.

      Those in England, East Anglia, Wales and the south are also expected to wake up to snow outside their windows.

      AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist, Tyler Ros, told the Express: “The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland.”

      Ice warning for motorists

      Colder weather can mean ice on the roads – and on the windscreen of your car.

      You could be landed with a £60 fine and three penalty points for failing to scrape ice off your windscreen.

      With 35% of motorists admitting to driving with their windscreen misted up or covered in ice, Brits are being warned not to take risks on the road this winter.

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