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Its about to get a lot colder – but will there be any snow?

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Its about to get a lot colder as the Met Office warns a change in wind direction will see Russian air sending temperatures plummeting in the next few days.

There is also an increased chance it will snow in the north and east of England at the end of the month, forecasters say.

Cold air moving in from the east will bring an end to the above average temperatures we have enjoyed so far this winter, with the Met Office predicting brisk winds that will make it feel even colder.

A postman in shorts delivers mail in the snow near Consett, County Durham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 27, 2018. Forecasters said that cold air sweeping in from the Arctic is set to bring frosty conditions to the UK, with snow and sleet in northern parts. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Heavy snow fell in County Durham at the end of October – and this post man in shorts was caught out by the cold snap (Picture: PA)

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Some areas of the UK will see temperatures drop by 10 or 12 degrees to just 6°C or 7°C on Monday.

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Temperatures plummeted in Scotland overnight, with some areas from Glasgow to Inverness waking up 10°C colder than the same time on Thursday.

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Temperatures will be below average, particularly in the south of England, but forecasters say it is not out of the ordinary for the time of year.

The Met Office said: For much of next week it looks mostly cloudy with the best of the brighter spells in the west.

Showers are possible, mainly in the east, and these could turn wintry over hills.

Temperatures have been well above average recently, but it's not going to last. It's time to dig out your 🧣 winter woolies! Here's a look at what's ringing the changes over the next few days pic.twitter.com/mOzzSNqekO

— Met Office (@metoffice) November 16, 2018

It will be cold, especially in the south, with this accentuated by the brisk wind.

Night frosts are likely and could become widespread at times.

Towards the end of the week there is a chance of outbreaks of rain and hill snow affecting many areas at times, particularly in the south.

Similar conditions will probably continue into the following weekend and the last week of November.

There is also an increasing chance of snow falling to lower levels towards the end of November, mainly in the north and east.

Its likely it will get a lot frostier across the UK – particularly in the south – in the coming days (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

After the mild conditions weve had so far this month, next weeks temperatures will feel noticeably colder by contrast, Martin Young, Met Office meteorologist, told Country Living.

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Parts of County Durham and North Yorkshire have already experienced heavy snow this winter during one of the coldest October days in recent years at the end of last month.

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Forecasters say it is so far unlikely we will see a repeat of any heavy snow, but December is likely to stay cold.

Unfortunately, its more likely the majority of the UK will see widespread rain showers, with a low risk of snow to low levels of the UK.

The east and north are likely to be most affected by hill snow at the beginning of December, the Met Office said.

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