Severe weather warning from Sunday

It has also said the added wind chill factor could result in it feeling even colder, and people are advised to wrap up warm.

Although today is likely to be sunny and dry, the Met Office has warned low temperatures overnight could create icy conditions.

Meteorologist, Martin Bowles, said temperatures could drop to as low as -5C in London on Sunday night and that snow could fall early next week.

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It today emerged that Britain is set to be hit by a frighteningly freezing vortex, called the "Beast from the East", which could bring the coldest spell in "several years".

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in many parts of Lincolnshire and much of the east of the county for Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27. Showers will bring a large variation in amounts of snow across even small areas with some places seeing very little.

"The alert is likely to be reviewed on Friday, and perhaps upgraded and extended further into the new week as the cold weather looks likely to continue". A high of just 4C is expected and it will be dry but cloudy.

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"It's not just the United Kingdom that will be affected, much of Europe will see temperatures well below average".

More specific forecasts, with colour-coded snow and ice warnings, are expected to be issued by Met Eireann in the coming days. Wednesday will be the coldest day: Max 0C during the day and min -3C at night.

It will be very cold on Monday night with a severe frost and the risk of snow showers along northern and eastern coasts.

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"Temperatures on the thermometer will be three to six degrees Celsius but in that breeze, it will feel closer to freezing".

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