… the weather is set to change this weekend as temperatures drop.
Britain should prepare as the Met Office has warned of a rare weather phenomenon which is affecting the whole country.
A pleasant start to 2013 is set to subside this weekend as temperatures are expected to drop below zero, with the possibility of snow showers.
The weather expected is linked to changes in the upper atmosphere known at Sudden Stratospheric Warming, which is commonly followed by a cold period.
With warm air pushing in from the west and cold air pushing in from the east, the combination it is likely to lead to snow across most of the country on Saturday, Sunday and early next week.
The mild and wet weather we’ve experienced since the New Year saw unseasonably high temperatures and is to be replaced by the freezing cold, sleet and snow unfortunately.
The last time we experienced a SSW it caused large amounts of snow to fall.