The entire country is on alert for crippling blizzards, Arctic temperatures and snow to grind transport systems to a standstill and knock out power supplies. The Army is on standby to deal with weather-related emergencies over the next few days as Britain braces for the most severe whiteout since 2010 Up to eight inches of snow is forecast in parts of the north while up to two inches could fall anywhere across the country.
Almost all of Britain will wake up to snow on Friday morning and the Government has issued a raft of weather and health warnings from tomorrow when the first of the snow is forecast to fall. Thermometers will nosedive to -10C overnight in the north while most of the country will struggle to get much above freezing in the run up to the weekend. The Met Office is warning Brits to be prepared.