Temperatures to plummet this week as Minus 10 Degrees expected in some parts by Weekend

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The MET Office have today issued a weather warning and advised that temperatures could plunge lower than Iceland by this weekend.

December 1st is technically a day before the official start to winter and, for the first time in a few years in which we have experienced mild enough winters, the temperatures by Thursday are set to fall as low as minus 10C (14F) in some parts, albeit the drop is not expected to be as substantial in Northern Ireland.

Temperatures in the coming days are to be around ‘Freezing’ and just above but the weather is set to get progressively colder, with Thursday and Friday likely to be the chilliest days, according to the Met Office.

Having already experienced some snow in the past week, more looks set to be on the way later in the week

Frost and ice are expected to cover the majority of Northern Ireland by Thursday while considerably low temperatures of up to -5 degrees could be in place on high ground across the north. Snow is also likely in many parts and again particularly on high ground.

MET Office Weather Spokesman, Grahame Madge, said:

“The weather situation is that it’s likely to be getting colder as we go towards Thursday and into Friday. Pretty much everywhere in the UK will be within touching distance of freezing. In Scotland air temperatures could drop down to minus 10C, but that’s likely only if you are out overnight in the Scottish mountains.”

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