Blizzard set to hit UK after week of snow and sub-zero Arctic temperatures’

Britain could be blasted with blizzards next week as violent gales and flurries of snow make its way across way across the Atlantic Ocean.

Forecasters suspect the snowstorm will make its way across Ireland towards the end of next week – bringing with it several inches of snow.

Weather maps from WX charts show the storm is likely to make landfall in Great Britain in the early hours of Monday 27.

The storm may break down as it hits the coast but Wales and the north West of England will feel the brunt of any snowfall.

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Glacial temperatures have wrecked havoc on the UK over the weekend and Brits in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff have been warned to prepare for snow as early as next week.

The Met Office have issued an overnight yellow weather warning for the midlands including Worcester, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.

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Monday morning commuters will have a harsh awakening as the forecaster predicts freezing fog to develop quickly and last throughout the evening.

The Met Office said: "A cold, frosty and potentially foggy Monday morning rush hour for much of England and Wales; cloudier with a little rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland."

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The bitter cold snap may just be a snippet of what’s to come for Brits this winter as weather maps indicate heavier snowstorms are likely to continue into February.

Public Health England is urging people to prepare for a wintry spell of cold weather and has asked those are able to look out for people who may be at risk.

The Met Office warned: “This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

“Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.”

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