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UK Weather – Britons to be hit by 5 inches of snow and showers as temperatures drop to -3C

BRITS could see up to 5 inches of snow today as temperatures plummet below zero.

Scotland and parts of northern England could see a layer of white on Monday as forecasters expect the mercury to drop to -3C.

A man trudges through the snow in Sparrowpit, Derbyshire

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A man trudges through the snow in Sparrowpit, DerbyshireCredit: Reuters
Dog walkers struggle through flooded Wimbledon Common in south-west London

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Dog walkers struggle through flooded Wimbledon Common in south-west LondonCredit: LNP
Map showing what the temperature will feel like in the early hours of Monday morning

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Map showing what the temperature will feel like in the early hours of Monday morningCredit: The Met Office

The highest snow levels will be seen in Pitlochry on Monday morning, possibly up to 13cm.

Parts of the northeast of England, and the Yorkshire Dales in particular, could also see showers as temperatures drop.

According to WXCharts, bone-chilling snow levels are expected to remain throughout the day.

And in Scotland, temperatures can drop as low as -3C, while in northern England, mercury can range from 0C to -2C.

The Midlands and South of England will be slightly warmer with a peak of 4°C.

But things will be especially wet in the northwest of the country, where heavy rainfall is possible.

It comes after a drizzle and dry spells hit Sunday – with severe weather in parts.

In East Sussex, three people had to be taken to safety after being cut off by high tides and four-metre waves, BBC report.

A spokesperson for the RNLI “strongly urges” beachgoers and water lovers to “check the weather and tides before setting off”.

Yesterday, yes 12 flood warnings in place across the country, with the Environment Agency warning rivers could rise and rise – flooding fields and gardens in some places.

However, today the flood risk has dropped to “very low”, with just nine warnings issued.

Frost and fog are set for the weekend, with freezing fog blanketing England and Wales, a spokesman for The Met Office said.

The forecaster told The Sun: “We’ve seen quite a bit more than the beginning of the month average in terms of rainfall, we’re running at about 30% of average rainfall – we’d normally expect at that value.

“But building high pressure and fog will be the main problem.

“Looks pretty nice around midweek, and Wednesday can be quite sunny – but the risk of freezing fog on Thursday and Friday is increasing.

“So it’s fog with sub-freezing temperatures and that could cause some disruption to travel and aviation, so there could be some disruption at airports for example.

“But there’s no particularly nasty snow or wind.”

On Monday, the Met Office warned of thick clouds, rain and drizzle.

The forecast said: “Cloudy, clouds thick enough for occasional rain or drizzle, mainly in the north and west.

“Mostly dry in the southeast, where there is some brighter weather. Milder than Sunday.”

In the meantime, temperatures will drop, with the mercury dropping below zero overnight in Northern Scotland and hitting just one degree in Dumfries from 9pm on Sunday.

Aberdeen will shiver during their warm-up, with a temperature of -3C.

And by midnight, residents of Loch Rannoch, near Perth, will be shivering at -2C.

The northeast areas will also see freezing temperatures early in the morning.

WX chart shows cold spell extending through Monday

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WX chart shows cold spell extending through Monday
A postman pauses to photograph the snow in Broomfield, Somerset

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A postman pauses to photograph the snow in Broomfield, SomersetCredit: BNPS
It's a miserable picture with drizzle, fog and freezing temperatures

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It’s a miserable picture with drizzle, fog and freezing temperaturesCredit: LNP
Freezing fog on weekends can disrupt travel

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Freezing fog on weekends can disrupt travelCredit: UkNewsinPictures
We are in for a cold and wet week

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We are in for a cold and wet weekCredit: Alamy

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Huynh Nguyen

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