Brits to be blasted with four more days of snow in -9C deep freeze this week

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Brits are set to freeze as four more days filled with snow, high winds, and ice-cold temperatures are looming on the horizon.

Weather mapping from WXCharts shows a snowy weather front drifting across the country on Wednesday morning and more flurries will fall throughout the week.

The first snowfall arrives in northern Scotland by 9am before moving to the northeastern coast of England by the end of today.

Heavy snowfall then sweeps in from the Atlantic on Thursday, hitting the western coast of Scotland, most of Wales, and the southwest of England.

There is also a chance of wintry showers on Friday before another heavy lot at the weekend.

By the weekend it is expected that two inches of snow will be falling each hour in the Scottish Highlands, with temperatures not expected to get much above freezing in most of the UK.

The Met Office meanwhile predicts a cold and windy day for Britain on Wednesday, adding that widespread showers will turn "wintry in the north and later further south" over higher ground.

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The national forecaster's outlook for Thursday to Saturday reads: "Showers ease through Thursday with plenty of sunshine. Winds strengthening with outbreaks of rain spreading from west later, temporarily turning to snow in the north, clearing Friday. Blustery showers Saturday"

According to another forecast from Netweather, northern England will see temperatures of -2C on Wednesday morning, while part of north-east Scotland will see a low of -3C.

The Express reports that it is expected to get especially cold on Thursday morning, with Netweather predicting a minimum temperature of -9C in central Scotland.

The news of further snowfall comes after four million Brits slacked off work last week when temperatures took a turn for the worse.

Statistics from HR firm ADP showed one million sickies were pulled every day last week, hitting the economy with a whopping £1billion bill for extra staff covering work.

The survey also showed that one in four Britons think it is “totally acceptable” to take some time off because of bad weather.

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