Don’t go putting away your scarf, gloves and winter coat just yet because temperatures are set to plunge across the country.
According to the Met Office, the UK is set to be ‘blasted’ by Arctic winds which will bring with it the coldest weather spell in half a decade.
The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ will generate four days of snow and temperatures will drop by as much as low as -10C in certain areas of the country.
The Met Office has put in place amber warnings for the East Midlands, East of England, North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber on Tuesday with rising concerns over the impact of snow.
Three other yellow weather warnings are in place from tomorrow to Wednesday across the UK and the Met Office are reporting that the weather will bring with it risk to human life.
Wednesday and Thursday are set to be the coldest days with temperatures dropping to the double-minus figures overnight with some predicting they could get as low as -12C or colder.
Powdery snow is expected across the country and they’ll become harder through the week.
The east of England will bear the brunt of the ‘Beast’ with the snow potentially beginning tonight leaving a few centimetres of powder just in time for rush hour.
By Wednesday it’s predicted they’ll be seven inches of snow in some eastern counties of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Met Office has predicted that up to 11 inches of snow could fall in certain areas in the North East by the end of the week.
Thankfully there’s it’s unlikely they’ll be much frost or ice around because of the dryness of the air.
That said transport is expected to be disrupted although the Met Office is working with partners in road, rail and air transport to help minimise disruption to the public.
Alex Burkill a Met Office meteorologist said:
We want to make sure people are safe in this weather.
If you have things to do, try and get your chores and tasks finished earlier rather than later in the week when the weather will worsen.
And do check in on your friends and family, especially those who are most vulnerable.
Stay safe everyone!