SNOW and -3C big freeze to hit today
The mercury is predicted to dip as low as -3C on Friday with snow forecast from today.
The blistering cold temperatures, which are set to last until Sunday, are set to be coldest in Scotland – although things could drop well be below zero across parts of northern England.
According to maps by WXCharts, Scots could see 5cm of snow, along with flurries of the white stuff in northern England.
And the Arctic temperatures are expected to last until Sunday, as the cold spell moves in from the north west.
Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir, told The Mirror: “We could see some patchy rain and drizzle but notice this cold front marching its way towards the UK,.
“So through Thursday afternoon and evening time a couple of hours of heavy rain and stronger winds as it sinks down towards the south east.
“As the air turns colder the winds pick up and we will see some wintry showers particularly towards the north as well as the west.”