SNOW is expected in parts of the UK this weekend as Brits brace themselves for the first cold snap of the Autumn.
Temperatures are expected to dramatically drop. Here’s the latest info on whether the snow is heading in your direction.
Cold air is set to sweep across the UK from Friday October 26, forcing revellers to wrap up warm over the Halloween weekend.
Snow is expected to fall with this plume of freezing air, although mainly restricted to mountainous areas, some southern parts of England could see some flurries.
But the Met Office is less confident about snow falling further south on low ground over the weekend.
It does expect temperatures to be “much colder and brighter from Friday with brisk winds and scattered heavy showers” with wintry showers on northern and Welsh hills.
Modern winters are nothing in comparison to those of the so-called “little ice-age” which lasted from 1350 until 1850.
These arctic winters resulted in the becoming frozen solid River Thames for months on end.
The worst UK winter on record was dubbed the “Great Frost”, way back in 1683-84.
The Thames was covered in 11 inches of thick ice resulting in the famous Frost Fair — a festival held on the frozen river involving ice-skating, gambling and bear-baiting.