Terrifying ‘polar storm' with 100mph winds and snow to batter UK today

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The polar airmass will sweep over the UK from northern Canada, bringing freezing temperatures and 100mph winds to the UK.

Up to eight inches of snow could fall as several weather warnings have been put in place up and down the country.

Met Office forecasters have warned members of the public that temperatures could drop below freezing during the day, and it will feel colder due to the high winds.

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POLAR AIRMASS: Britain set for terrifying blizzard

“Most northern areas are very likely to see snow showers at times over the next few days”

Paul Gundersen

Chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen revealed that the North was set to be battered by the cold weather.

He said: “Most northern areas are very likely to see snow showers at times over the next few days, but the situation over the southern half of England is more complicated.

“Southern counties of England and Wales can expect a cold and wet day with some heavy rain on Thursday, but there’s an increasing chance this will turn to sleet or snow, especially over hills, during the afternoon and evening.

“There is a chance of snow settling bringing disruption to transport during the evening rush hour and possibly interruptions to power supplies, this more likely across East Anglia and south-east England.”

Thundersnow has caused chaos on Britain’s roads and left many homes in the north without power on Wednesday.

British soldiers have even been put on alert as temperatures plummeted to the coldest of the year.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “Our Armed Forces are committed and professional and are ready should they be needed to support local authorities in responding to adverse weather in our communities.”

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