Big freeze BEFORE Christmas: UK is set for -1C plunge from Tuesday… before ‘snowbomb’ brought by Storm Corrie strikes on Dec 27

  • Up to one centimetre of snow could be seen to fall within just one hour in the north of country in December
  • Low cloud and fog also expected over the whole country although Scotland and Wales may see some sun
  •  A Met Office spokesman said: ‘Towards the middle of the period, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places’

Britons will be plunged into freezing temperatures before Christmas with the mercury dropping to -1C from Tuesday. 

And a ‘snowbob’ is reportedly coming thanks to Storm Carrie, the third winter storm the country has been battered by, on December 27. 

Up to one centimetre of snow could be seen to fall within just one hour in the north of the country just after Christmas. 

Low cloud and fog are also expected over the entirety of the country although Scotland and Wales may see some sunny spells. 

Up to one centimetre of snow could be seen to fall within just one hour in the north of the country just after Christmas. Pictured: Early morning fog on Wimbledon Common 

A Met Office spokesman said: ‘In general, cloud amounts will tend to reduce with time, with a corresponding increase in the risk of overnight fog and frost, which may be slow to clear by day in some areas.  

‘Towards the middle of the period, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places.

‘Temperatures will generally be near to below normal, perhaps rather cold in the south, feeling chilly where any fog persists, and locally mild in the north and northwest.’

Low cloud and fog are also expected over the entirety of the country although Scotland and Wales may see some sunny spells. Pictured: Wimbledon Common this morning in London 

Overnight frost is expected from Tuesday onwards and more unsettled weather including windy conditions and cold temperatures are coming to the UK. Pictured: Wimbledon Common this morning in London 

Brits hoping to get in some last-minute Christmas shopping can expect to get wet with rain and drizzle due in the east and north of the country today. 

But the wet weather should dry up overnight and turn into colder and windier conditions tomorrow, especially in the southwest. 

Overnight frost is expected from Tuesday onwards and more unsettled weather including windy conditions and cold temperatures are coming to the UK.   

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