LAST night southern England got its first taste of the snowy winter that has covered northern areas over the last few days, The Sun reports. London woke up to the white stuff on both northern and southern sides this morning and there was even deeper snow in parts of Kent and East Sussex.
More is expected to fall tonight and forecasters warn that eastern areas will remain particularly cold throughout today. As the 100-mile wide corridor of Arctic air finishes moving across the country, temperatures in most places will continue to hover around freezing. Motorists are being warned of difficult driving conditions because of the snow and ice that fell last night and a severe weather warning was issued for central Britain.
Ski and snowsport resorts in Scotland are expecting lots of enthusiasts today with Glencoe saying it “should be a cracking weekend [with] light winds and great snow conditions”. The capital is set for more snow tomorrow as a new weather system moves in and the white stuff is also expected to fall more widely during the middle of the week.
However, East Anglia is projected to be the coldest region outside of the north with sub-zero temperatures forecast each morning for the first half of next week. Met Office forecasts show rain and snow in Scotland tomorrow with white stuff in the West Country on Thursday.
The country is odds-on for snowfall every day for a week, according to Ladbrokes. Alex Donohue from the betting company said: “The odds of week-long snowfall are looking very short. It also looks a good bet that the mercury will continue to plummet nationwide.”