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It's getting colder

After a relatively mild winter so far, temperatures are going to take a dip this week and there are signs the cold weather could stick around for some time.

As we reported a few weeks ago, a sudden stratospheric warming occurred at the end of December meaning the usual driver of our weather – the jet stream – is much weaker than usual for the time of year, which leaves the British Isles with an increased chance of settled weather and cold spells.

Colder air will move across the UK today (Wednesday) followed by even colder air arriving from the Arctic on Thursday.  The Met Office have issued a number of yellow National Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice in Scotland and ice for most of the UK.

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