Forecasters are predicting that snow could be "possible anywhere" over the next 24 hours with temperatures plummeting to -15C in exposed regions. In contrast, Siberia is set to be a relatively toasty -12C! Scotland , northern England and the West Country remain the most likely locations for snow fall in the UK, as Arctic winds blow strongest over those regions. READ MORE: Charles and William 'haven't spoken to Harry since bombshell book release', says source Indeed, overnight, social media images of snow falling on Dartmoor in Devon were posted online. Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, explained that a northerly airflow will blow over from Scandinavia and Norway this week. He said: "We are looking at a similar set-up to the cold snap and snow before Christmas . In effect, this is going to be a repeat of the Troll from Trondheim, although it will be a mini version as we do not expect it to last as long or have as wide an impact. "But in … [Read more...] about Britain expected to be colder than Siberia as temperatures set to drop to -15C
MORE than 500 postcodes can now get their hands on the government's cold weather payment to help during the cost of living crisis as freezing temperatures strike. Temperatures across the UK have been dropping and now health officials have advised people to keep their homes heated to "at least 18°C". The Department for Work and Pensions hands out a £25 cold weather payment to certain households struggling to pay their energy bills. The scheme is designed to help people on low incomes with their energy bills when the temperature gets very low. And it has now been revealed that more than 500 postcodes can get their hands on the cash, from places such as Cumbria, North East and North West England, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Staffordshire and Brecon. Read our cost of living live blog below for the latest updates .... Henry Moore 9th Dec 2022, 21:00 Do not switch off your boiler at night to save on bills Switching off … [Read more...] about Cost of Living payment RECAP: More than 500 postcodes now qualify for £25 cold weather payment – are you included?
SELECT schools are set to close again today after freezing temperatures and adverse weather battered Britain for the third night in a row. Children up and down the country were told to stay at home due to the snow on Monday and Tuesday- with pupils in Cornwall , Devon, Gloucestershire and East Sussex worst affected. And some schools have already confirmed they will be closed for today, with announcements made in Cornwall, East Sussex and London. However, the icy conditions may not last for much longer, with the Met Office predicting warmer Atlantic air to arrive by Saturday. To find out if your child's school is shut, the best thing to do is to check your council's official website. Read our school closures live blog for the latest updates... Joseph Gamp 14th Dec 2022, 12:15 This live blog has now closed Our live school closures blog has now closed. But you can check out other rolling coverage feeds on topics such as the Ukraine war and … [Read more...] about UK school closures LIVE: Shutdowns and late starts continue as snow and extreme weather batter Britain today