Polar vortex to SMASH Britain: Heavy snow and -10C THIS MONTH



BRITAIN is set for a freezing November with a -10C Arctic super-freeze on the way.

The second half of this month will see temperatures plummet as a polar vortex hits the UK and brings with it snow and icy conditions set to cause travel chaos.

This comes as it was revealed it is going to be chilly for Bonfire Night this evening with -6C expected in the UK.

And it was warned a La Nina weather blast will lead to one of the coldest winter ever.

Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said from the middle of the month bitter Arctic winds will get the country shivering.

Parts of the country are braced for lows of -10C or below by the start of December, he warned.

And it's only a couple of weeks before it hits.

Corbyn said: “The first half of the month is going to remain relatively mild, it is during the second half that it will get much colder bringing the threat of snow.

“We are looking at extreme cold conditions in Scotland and the north with temperatures dipping possibly to -10C or below.

“We will also start seeing harsh widespread frosts by the end of the month.”

The sudden freeze is being driven by a icy air from the Arctic.

It's a so-called polar vortex.

Corbyn added: “We expect a displaced Polar vortex to shift over Scandinavia with the edge of it brushing the UK.”

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, confirmed Britain will suddenly freeze within a couple of weeks.

He said: “The first real taste of winter is still around the corner and towards the middle part of November we can expect some widespread snow showers to start to developing across large parts of the country; even in parts as far south as southern and central England at times.

“Despite some brief milder interludes at times – this will also pave the way for a wintry end to the meteorological autumn, and for what is strongly shaping up to be a cold and snowy winter overall.”