LONDON —Massive snow and sleet have hit most parts of Britain—with temperatures plummeting to -7C in some regions – and more icy weather is on the way.
It comes as towns in Yorkshire and the Midlands remain under water amid severe flooding, according to live footage by BBC World Service.
Flooding sparked home evacuations following mudslide and christmas shoppers trapped after river bursts banks
It has also been reported that snow has blanketed parts of Wales, Scotland and England as seven severe flood warnings also remained in place in England, with one yellow warning for ice across the east of Northern Ireland.
In Braemar, Scotland, authorities warned of the lowest recorded autumn temperature yet with a frosty -7C.
Throughout the week, further chilly spells are expected as overnight temperatures fall to below freezing in some parts, forecasters say.
On its website, the Met Office’s long range weather forecast says: “The end of the week will probably remain cold and unsettled, with rain/showers and some snow on northern hills.
“Winds may turn to a more easterly direction, which would lead more rain in the east and drier conditions for western locations.
Twitter users shared snaps and videos of the Christmas-card-like scenes, with a mixture of awe and disappointment as travel plans were wrecked by the beautiful but hazardous conditions.