Parts Of The UK Set To See -16C Temperatures

If you haven't enjoyed the sudden drop in temperature enough prepare to wrap up even more as the UK is set to another icy plummet.

The Met Office has said the temperature in Scotland to plunge to minus 16 degrees Celsius and even down to minus double figures in places in England.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill said parts of England could also see sub-zero temperatures reach double digits.

He said: "Over Saturday we'll see some snow showers around the far north, the far west and the far east of the UK. Elsewhere it's a cold day again and feeling especially cold in the south where it will be breezy, but for most it will be dry and sunny.

"[Saturday] night it's likely to be very similar to Thursday night - we could get down to minus 16C (3.2F) in Scotland, but it's worth bearing in mind that even across the south we could get into negative double figures."

Over the past week most of the UK was set a yellow warning for snow, especially in the south.

Although the UK may not be escaping its deep freeze quite yet, snow showers are expected to be light - so be prepared for ice on the ground.

However, this is still a far cry some of the temperatures in the US where they've said to have reached minus 40C - this is lower than temperatures in Antarctica.

It was reported earlier in the week Lake Michigan has frozen over due to a 'deadly polar vortex', as it has been called by some forecasters, has brought temperatures down to -17C in Chicago, where the coldest day in 150 years was recorded.

Locals have even been told not to breathe deeply or talk outside because of the cold.

The National Weather Service said that people should try to keep their mouths covered as much as possible and advised: "To protect your lungs from severely cold air, avoid taking deep breaths; minimise talking."

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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