This weekend Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England were hit by freezing temperatures, icy conditions, snow and sleet, while temperatures plummeted across the rest of the country.
So far we have had one of the warmest Novembers on record, a far cry from last Novembers very early and very heavy snowfall across the country. Much of the North, Midlands and parts of Wales have been told to expect the cold weather to continue with another four inches expected to fall in the next 48 hours. While the South are expected to miss the snow for the time being, the temperature has dropped dramatically from the comparatively warm start to December we have so far enjoyed.
A severe weather warning has been issued in the North and Midlands, with motorists being urged to take extreme care as icy roads become treacherous. Travellers and drivers are being urged to plan their journeys carefully and check for road conditions and updates before setting out.
Unfortunately, the snow is desperately needed in France as the majority of ski resorts have been unable to open and at this stage it is too early to tell if the snow expected this week will be enough to salvage the season.