‘February freeze’ as Britain to be battered by snow, frost and cold blasts

Brits could be facing another ‘February freeze’ as snow , frost and chilly temperatures are set to grip the country.

Children enjoying the half-term break will have to wrap up warm as temperatures are predicted to drop to OC.

Forecasters say there could be "a lot" of frost next week – while rain and strong winds could also strike areas of the country.

And later this month, we could see another dump of snow.

Met Office forecaster Richard Miles said: "We could well see some snow by the end of February. Temperatures could go as low as zero to two degrees next week, and I’d expect to see a lot of frost if that happens."

He said "weakening fronts" could bring showers on Sunday and Monday.

"After that it could be mostly dry with some sunny spells, but temperatures won’t be quite as warm," added Mr Miles.

"There’s a lot of fog around today, especially in the South East – but that should clear up by the end of the day."

Some reports have claimed Britain could be hit by an Arctic blast over the coming week, with snowfall and temperatures of -2C.

It has been reported that a Spanish plume – which has brought milder air to the country – will give way to a blanket of the white stuff.

However, the Met Office appears to dispute this.

According to its website, some blustery showers are set to arrive from the west on Monday, and the weather will be less mild.

Tuesday is predicted to be mostly dry, but there will be rain and strong winds in the north – which will linger into Wednesday.

Forecasters say many places will stay dry on Thursday and Friday. There will be sunny spells, but the far west and northwest will likely see some rain.

The Weather Channel also predicts the weather will turn cooler on Monday, as kids across the UK enjoy the first day of their February half-term.

It says a northerly flow is set to make a brief return to the country, but there is "no indication of a return" to the wintry weather earlier this year.

It states on its website: "Low pressure cells passing to the north will bring plenty of cloud with rain for northern Britain with the threat of a short cooler northerly foray through the beginning of next week before a milder westerly air flow returns."

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