Prepare Yourself LADs, A Savage Snow Storm Is Coming This Weekend

Batten down the hatches because Christmas is just around the corner and, sadly for anybody who wants to be able to get anywhere, Santa isn't the only thing coming to town.

Heavy snow, blizzards and arctic temperatures are set to batter Britain as a 'snow bomb' explodes across the country this weekend, with thermostats expected to drop as low as -12C.

Forecasters are expecting some areas in the midlands set to be pounded by 16 hours of snowfall, mounting up to eight inches.

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The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "With cold air in place, a spell of heavy snow looks likely to develop on its northern edge.

"At the moment 10cm looks likely quite widely within the warning area, which includes Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, with 15-20 cm in places."

Higher regions in Scotland, Wales and eastern England are likely to be the hardest hit as snow showers and 65mph winds sweep in from the Arctic.

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Forecaster Steven Keates told the Daily Star: "This has the potential to cause quite widespread disruption to transport, power outages and isolation for some rural areas. It will not be a pleasant day.

"South of that there will be some rain coming through and it will be quite windy, with 50-60mph gusts, so we are talking about gale-force wind and severe gales in some parts.

"Farther north, for the bulk of Scotland, it will be a cold but fine day with some snow for the far north."

Get your big coats on because it sounds like it's going to be fucking freezing.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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