Britain was hit with heavy blizzards this morning as freezing Polar air sweeping in from the north hit large parts of Scotland and northern England.
Up to eight inches of snow is expected to fall throughout prompting forecasters to ramp up warnings of travel chaos and hazardous conditions.
Army troops have been placed on standby and elderly people have been urged to stay indoors until the snow storms pass.
Bone-chilling pictures show roads in Scotland and Northern Ireland and the north of England completely blanketed in the white stuff.
Now the south is in for a lashing after Met Office forecasters revealed “it is looking pretty likely” London will be hit with snow.
A sinister thundersnow storm set to cause rush hour hell is seen lurking above London in weather maps that will terrify commuters.
Teeth-chattering weather maps appear to show an ominous clash between snow and rain clouds directly above the capital.
It is thought this collision could trigger thundersnow, where brutal gale force winds and stormy conditions mesh with bitter air to produce snow instead of rain.
“The main concern for Thursday is the risk of snow.”
The Met Office said there is a “high risk” up to four inches snow will fall in London from midday.
But forecasters said the worst of it will lash commuters around 6pm during the height of rush hour.
A Met Office forecaster said: “The main concern for Thursday is the risk of snow.
“Initially we were uncertain that it would happen but now it is looking pretty likely.”
A “yellow” warning will remain in place across the country until midnight tonight.
Temperatures plummeted to -10C overnight as a Polar airmass sweeping in from Greenland and Canada spread across the nation.
Chaos on the roads has been reported on motorways across the UK, including the M6 near Warrington and M60, Greater Manchester.
It comes after Sainsbury’s revealed Brits are flocking to panic buy ready meals, soup and hot pies in preperation for the snow.
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