UK weather: Snow storms to batter Britain this week, leaving us colder than Ukraine and Iceland – Mirror.co.uk

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The UK is set to be hit by snow throughout this week as Brits ready themselves for another freezing couple of days.

Overnight temperatures are being kept well below freezing, with Britain even being colder than Iceland and Ukraine.

Temperatures fell to -14.1C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire over the weekend – and things are set to stay this way with a wind chill from the arctic heading our way.

Lindsay Mears from the Met Office said: “Into Wednesday we are expecting another very cold day with some patchy snow on low levels in central and eastern parts of the UK.

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UK weather: Snow storms to batter Britain this week, leaving us colder than Ukraine and Iceland – Mirror.co.uk