UK weather forecast today – Arctic BLAST to bring -10c frost, gales and heavy rain as it rips through Britain tonight

AN Arctic blast will rip through Britain this evening, bringing bone-chilling frosts, gales and heavy rain

Temperatures in Scotland are set to plunge to -10C as the blast of cold air moves towards the UK.

Gales of up to 75mph are also expected in the region as the Arctic blast heralds what is expected to be a colder than average December.

Bookies have also cut their odds of the country seeing a White Christmas this year, with the festive period expected to be the coldest since the early 2010s.

Ladbrokes is now offering 5/4 for snowfall on Christmas Day, down from 6/4 earlier this month.

Edinburgh and Newcastle are the cities thought to be the most likely to see snow, with odds of 3/1 in both.

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  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: morning mist was observed at sunrise this morning across fields in Dorset

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    MILD DAY WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING 13 DEGREES IN PLACES

    Frosty start of five and eight degrees this morning will gradually rise.

    Expect a mild day with temperatures ranging from nine to about 13 degrees later.

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    BRIGHT DAY FOR SOME AS FOG AND CLOUD LIFT

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    IN PICTURES: A stormy looking sun rise over the Gower Peninsula coastline in Swansea

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    WEATHER FRONTS BRINGING THE WET AND WINDY WEATHER TODAY

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    TOMORROW: WET AND WINDY

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    BRIGHT AND CHILLY MORNING

    Bright and cold morning for most across the UK.

    Patchy cloud and rain the northwest and southwest.

    A patchy frost will be seen in east, but is expected to lift as the day goes on.

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    BRIGHT START TO BE OVERTAKEN BY CLOUD AND RAIN

    Met Office says: “After a bright start on Monday, cloud, rain and wind will move into the northwest.

    “Staying largely dry elsewhere with increasing cloud and some bright spells Sun with small cloud”

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    RECAP: THIS WEEKEND'S HIGHS AND LOWS

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    FOG STARTING TO LIFT FOR A BRIGHTER MORNING

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    IN PICTURES: Sunrise at St Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear on the North East coastV

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    FOGGY START TO THE WEEK

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    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    Met Office says: “Rain continues across northwestern areas, heavy for some hilly areas.

    “Elsewhere mostly dry, with a few clear spells. Chilly for a time in the southeast, with the odd mist patch.”

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    TODAY'S FORECAST

    Most of the UK will enjoy a bright day once the morning fog clears, but the northwest will continue to see heavy rain.

    Met Office says: “Rain spreads to northwestern areas of the UK, turning heavy over western hills of Scotland in particular, accompanied by strong to gale winds.

    “A little patchy rain in some other western areas, but elsewhere some brightness after early fog clears.”

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    OVERNIGHT FROSTS THROUGH WEEK

    Parts of the UK will see overnight frosts as temperatures fall during this week, forecasters have said.

    The Met Office forecast for Tuesday through Thursday says there will be “clearer, colder and drier conditions” followed by “overnight frosts and stubborn morning fog patches”.

    It adds that Tuesday and Wednesday will see mild conditions with “a band of rain moving southeastwards”.

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    BOOKIES SLASH ODDS OF WHITE CHRISTMAS

    Bookies have cut their odds of the UK seeing a White Christmas this year, with the festive period expected to be colder than in recent years.

    Ladbrokes is now offering 5/4 for snowfall on Christmas Day, down from 6/4 earlier this month.

    Edinburgh and Newcastle are the cities thought to be the most likely to see snow, with odds of 3/1 in both.

    Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, and Manchester are all 4/1 while London is 5/1.

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