Arctic storm with gale force winds and 8 inches of snow just one week away

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Weather model maps have revealed that Brits are just one week away from being battered by gale force winds and widespread snow in a fierce Arctic storm.

Temperatures are set to drop to -3C for large periods towards the end of next week.

The Met Office have also warned of "blustery" and "wintry" showers that will make both higher and lower regions feel "rather cold" from next Thursday onward.

WX Charts have updated their weather map to offer an insight into the grizzly weekend coming up.

According to them, wind speeds will reach a staggering 75km/h in parts of Scotland and almost 70km/h in parts of Wales and Northern Ireland.

England will experience gusts of 60 to 65km/h over the course of next weekend.

The forecaster's model also shows that these gusts will be bringing plenty of the white stuff in with them.

Parts of northern Scotland, around Inverness and Aberdeen, are in for up to eight inches of snow as Sunday progresses into the following week.

Elsewhere snowfall will be less severe, but many will still see it settle.

The North West and parts of north Wales can expect around two inches to fall from Sunday onward, with the North East, East Anglia and the Midlands set for around half an inch.

Northern Ireland and parts of southern England should also see flurries.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna has said: "I couldn't imagine a better weather pattern for cold weather fans, with forecast models showing a northerly straight from the Arctic next week."

Jim Dale from British Weather Services agreed and warned that the mild temperatures we have been experiencing are about to be blown away.

He said: "Colder still moving towards month's end with deeper frosts – especially for Scotland, and also some wintry outbreaks."

As we move into December, the Met Office have said we can expect that "temperatures will be varied overall with longer mild spells being punctuated by shorter colder spells".

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