Met Office: '100% probability' of severe cold weather

A Met Office statement has warned of a "100% probability" of severe cold weather and icy conditions until Friday morning.

"Bitterly cold easterly winds will persist this week, bringing snow showers to north-east England and light snow flurries across other areas of England.

"With lying snow and partial snow melt during the daytimes, icy conditions are likely during the nights."

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Big freeze 'for another month'

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