More wintry weather predicted

Forecasters have warned that Britain is braced for a fresh bout of snow this week.

According to MeteoGroup, the chances of snowfall in eastern parts of the UK are high. It also predicts that as the week develops overnight temperatures will plunge below freezing across most parts.

The mercury is expected to fall to1C (34F) during the day because of a chill north east wind.

However, it is believed that the wintry weather will not be as bad as last month's Arctic conditions, which led to severe travel disruption across the country.

Gemma Plumb, from MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It will feel a lot colder than it is at the moment this week.

"There is a cold wind coming from the north, which will make conditions seem much chillier. At the moment it looks like the greatest risk of snow is in the east."

Weather experts have warned that western parts of the UK are set to experience the coldest weather between Wednesday and Friday, with temperatures expected to plunge to minus 4C (25F) overnight.

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