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Britain prepares for another cold spell by Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent, The Telegraph
Sunday, February 7th 2010, 10:32 AM GMT
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Snow will return to parts of Britain next week as the country prepares for another cold spell.

The Met Office said temperatures will plunge below freezing at night from the beginning of next week.

During the day it will be around 37F (3C) but there will be snow showers or sleet in the east of the country as cold winds blow in from Eastern Europe.

Local authorities will be out gritting the roads in areas where rain turns to ice over night and traffic may be disrupted in areas where the snow settles.

However Helen Chivers, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said it will be cold until at least next weekend, but it is unlikely to bring as much disruption as the big freeze earlier in the year.

"It is not the same sort of cold we saw in December and January," she said. "The snow showers look most likely in eastern areas and from time to time it will happen temporarily during the day or settle at night. It certainly does not look like widespread snow."

This December and January has been the coldest since 1982, with an average temperature of 35F (1.5C). The coldest winter in modern times is 1963 when the average temperature was 32F (-0.18).
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