Britain is about to experience an early winter, with plummeting temperatures and snow as soon as next month, forecasters warn.
James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: ‘I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.
Madden also expects below-average temperatures in December, January and February.
He added that Scotland and the North would face the worst weather, including possible ‘blizzard-like conditions’.
The UK and Ireland have also been forecast to experience extreme cold conditions and snow from the Arctic for prolonged periods.
Netweather, The Met Office, and Weather Services International all essentially agree with Madden’s prognosis.
If it’s any consolation, WSI’s chief meteorologist, Dr Todd Crawford, told the Express: ‘We currently expect the coldest temperatures to be confined to western Europe.’
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