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UK expecting cold snap

Homes in Scotland will be the first battered by freezing temperatures as mercury plummets below seasonal averages. A sudden cold snap will start today, with temperatures falling below zero across the country and peaking at just 4C, Meteogroup said.

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UK to get 'light dusting of snow' next week

Much of the UK could be covered in a "nice and pretty" light dusting of snow in the middle of next week as it is set to get "noticeably colder".

Snow-covered fields near Hartside on the Cumbria border last week Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Forecasters at MeteoGroup do not expect the snow to cause any disruption and believe temperatures will climb again by next weekend.

People everywhere will notice a significant cold snap as Tuesday brings highs of between just 4C and 6C, dropping below zero in many areas on Tuesday night.

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