-14C temperatures predicted – Widespread snow and ice
7 Nov 2016 – Brits have been warned that the country faces a big winter freeze.
Road and rail chaos are expected after the winter’s first snow hit northern England and Scotland this weekend.
The Met Office is even briefing the Cabinet Office, emergency services, transport bosses and councils that November to January will see below average temperatures.
Polar Vortex imminent
The cause in the icy drop is blamed on Polar Vortex winds.
When this happened in 2010 temperatures fell to -16C in Wales and in 2009 temperatures fell below -16C in Scotland when the Polar chill came south.
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