Okay, so temperatures have officially dropped in the UK. Like, wearing-six-layers-in-bed kind of dropped. Thermals and that. We’re not loving it, but the one thing that’s meant to make it better is at least the hope of some snow (and a day off school or work perhaps).
Well, those dreams of a winter wonderland might be about to come true. Sub-zero temps have hit us overnight, pretty much everywhere, as cold air from the Arctic has moved in. Temperatures are set to hit lows of -10C in rural Scotland, and that probably means snowman time. A warning for snow and ice has also been put in place for northern Scotland and the Western Isles, Wales, Northern Ireland and England’s east coast.
The UK Health and Security Agency has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert, recommending that people wrap up warm and heat their homes to at least 18C if they have health conditions. Meanwhile, the Met Office has put out a tweet saying: ‘If you haven’t already, it’s time to dig out the winter hats, gloves and scarves – as Wednesday is looking cold.’ It added that people should keep checking its website, as more severe weather warnings could be on the way later this week.