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More snow on the way for frozen Britain, by Sarah Garrod.
Monday, February 8th 2010, 1:58 PM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
The UK is set to experience extreme winter weather once again this week, meteorologists have forecast, with snowfall hitting London and the south-east today.

As snow in the US causes chaos along parts of the east coast, including the capital Washington, Britain is being told to brace itself for more snow over the next few days.

Temperatures are expected to plunge below zero, but the weather is not forecast to be as severe as the 'Big Freeze' experienced in early January.

Gemma Plumb, from MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It will feel a lot colder than it is at the moment this week.

"There is a cold wind coming from the north, which will make conditions seem much chillier. At the moment it looks like the greatest risk of snow is in the east."

The Met Office said this Thursday and Friday snow showers may be frequent, heavy and prolonged at times in the capital and south-east England, adding that 15cm of snow was possible locally over higher ground.

The BBC's forecast for today is: "Brighter with scattered showers, some wintry, across northern and central areas.

"Mainly dry in the west. Cloudy with some light rain or sleet in southern parts, with snow likely over hills, and a cold northeasterly wind."

In parts of the US, transport systems were ground to a standstill over the weekend as icy conditions made travel treacherous following 'historic snow storms'. Many homes were without power and a number of accidents were blamed on the severe weather.

The National Weather Service in the US said today that the "historic snowstorm" has now ended, as the snow moved offshore.
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