Britain to see freezing fog and 75mph winds as -6C temperatures hit

Sub-zero temperatures are set to take hold of Britain in the coming days with frozen conditions being warned by forecasters.

Warnings regarding the "serious consequences" this week's cold weather has been made by the UK Health Security Agency who also urged the public to warm their living room during the day if they're unable to heat their entire home.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for Wednesday (February 8) in north-west Scotland, with gusts of up to 75mph expected to strike the region.

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Despite forecasts of wet and rainy conditions early on this week, dry conditions are predicted through the middle of the week, however, 12 flood alerts remain active by the Environment Agency, leaving the possibility of flooding open.

Last week, Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud said: "We are expecting a cold front to sink south during the course of Saturday and it is going to really help clear the clouds.

"It is going to allow overnight temperatures to dip below zero and we are likely to see an increasing risk of overnight frost as we move into the early part of next week.

"Wrap up warm and close your curtains in the evening to help keep in the heat."

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A spokesperson for the Met added: "It’ll be a dry week for much of the UK, with high pressure largely dominant to the south and some incursions of showers and more unsettled weather into the North West through the week.

"By late Tuesday night, winds will start picking up in the North West.

"Although exact timing is uncertain at the moment, these gusts late on Tuesday and early Wednesday could be around 75mph in exposed coastal areas of the North West."


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