BRITAIN is set to be battered by up to six inches of snow as blizzards hit after temperatures plunged to -8C – making it the coldest night of winter.
Freezing temperatures saw sleet and snow hit the UK as ice and frost caused travel chaos, as snow is set to hit throughout the day.
The Met Office confirmed that temperatures plunged to -8C in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire the early hours, making it the coldest night in England so far.
Benson in Oxfordshire fell to -6.6C and London Gatwick Airport was down to -5.4C.
UK snow forecast – Up to SIX INCHES of white stuff and blizzards today after -8C ‘coldest night of year’
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