Britons are being told to prepare for more rain and snow in the wake of Cyclone Barra, which left many without power following high-speed winds near 90mph
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Forecasters warn of six more major storms to hit the UK in the coming weeks.
The Met Office has said the UK can expect freezing temperatures in the coming days and snowfall into the second half of the month.
Following deadly storms Arwen and Barra, the country is being asked to prepare for more rain and snow.
While the Met Office said the possibility of rain and snow in high areas of the UK next week.
A “perfect recipe” of warm North Sea water and cooling La Nina in the Pacific will bring blizzards, Report of the Sun.
Jim Dale, British meteorologist Weather “We are expecting another major storm this month which will set the trend for the coming months,” the service said.
“We anticipate five to six hurricanes to make landfall during the winter period, possibly severe enough to warrant naming.”
Hurricane Barra left many without power after the storm cut cables in the gales near 90mph on Monday.
Barra’s effects are still being felt and while temperatures have cooled – they are now expected to decline in the coming days.
Weather maps from WXCharts show possible snow across northern Scotland on Thursday night and possibly into Friday morning.
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WXCharts also shows a freezing weather system hitting the UK from December 19, as air moves south from the North Pole and Scandinavia.
All of Scotland, Wales, northern and central England turned light blue on the weather map, meaning sub-zero temperatures on the evening of December 19.
The north of the country will be hardest hit.
The Met Office’s long-term forecast said: “For the start of this period, conditions were drier and clearer, allowing for more widespread frost and fog patches.
“Clouds and strong winds will move eastward across the country, with showers or longer spells of rain likely for many.
“More likely to have snow on the hills in the north. Temperatures are generally moderate.
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“Through this period, major uncertainties are likely to continue, with the possibility of continued showers and longer, heavier spells of rain in places, with a chance of showers.
“Sometimes some showers have the potential to turn to winter in the hills.
“Towards the end of the period, more stable conditions are likely to develop, most likely with milder temperatures, but there is still the possibility of some short-term cold spells.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-snow-nation-hit-six-25660868 Snow in the UK: The country will suffer 'six major storms' in the coming weeks as temperatures drop