Brits are bracing themselves for a bitter winter after temperatures plummeted this weekend.
The cooling weather is forecast to get even colder over the next few weeks after sub-zero temperatures blew into parts of the UK.
The Guardian revealed freezing temperatures are expected to continue in England and Wales and health warnings have been issued in light of the forthcoming freeze.
A white Christmas could be on the cards according to a recent Met Office report, with snowfall expected on 25 December in some parts of the UK.
Plunging temperatures were forecast as far back as September with long-range forecasts predicting a “big freeze” this winter.
A meteorologist at the Met Office announced that the UK has seen the “coldest November since 2010” and that temperatures are already lower than last winter.
Many councils have announced that they are winter-ready via the Local Government Association (LGA) website, with gritters geared and rock salt at the ready.