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WEATHER UPDATE: SNOW BLASTS BACK INTO BRITAIN...AND BIG FREEZE WILL HIT MID-WEEK, by Nicola McCafferty, Daily Express
Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:30 PM GMT
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The latest cold spell - which follows on from the worst winter seen in the UK in 30 years - today saw temperatures plummet back to minus figures, as the dreaded snow made its reappearance.

But forecasters are warning today's Arctic blast will worsen by mid-week, where up to six inches of snow could blight Kent, Surrey and parts of the south-east.

Today a mixture of snow, sleet and rain brought misery to the Monday morning return to work, with the mercury registering freezing outside of the capital and in areas of the south-east.

The icy conditions are set to worsen overnight as the bulk of the nation feels the chill, with many of us expected to see a light dusting come Tuesday morning. By Wednesday and into Thursday climes will drop even lower, with a fresh band of heavy snow making its way over from the North Sea.

Met Office spokeswoman Helen Chivers said while Britain shouldn't expect a return to the Arctic conditions seen at the start of the year, winter isn't over just yet. "[Today there's] a very wet mixture of precipitation. not just of snow, but rain and sleet as well," she told Express.co.uk.

"There will be a light covering here and there, with the flurries and outbreaks carrying on through the rest of today.

"The snow will gradually die out as we go into tonight, [but another] band will move south across the country and through the latter part of the evening and early morning.

"There will be a dusting in places, with [more snow] visible over the higher routes. "The lowest temperature at the moment is in High Wycombe, which is at freezing. East Anglia, the Peak District and the south-east are registering at zero and one degrees.

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