Weather forecast today – Early UK WINTER coming with -10C temperatures and rain as 'Norwegian barrage' sweeps country

BRITAIN is braced for an early winter, with parts of the UK set to experience a miserable -10C.

A 1,000 mile-wide 'Norwegian barrage' will hit the UK this week, making temperatures plunge.

“It looks like an early winter, with the cards stacked in favour of a cold second half of autumn due to La Nina," Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said.

And the grim weather looks set to last through to the end of the month as October's early winter remains unrelenting.

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  • Kevin Adjei-Darko

    DROP IN TEMPERATURE CAUSED BY COOL EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN

    The dramatic drop in temperature causing the UK's early winter is as a result of La Nina, the cooling eastern Pacific Ocean.

    Marco Petagna, forecaster for the Met Office said: “La Nina is developing in the Pacific and raises the chance of early winter cold in the UK.”

  • John Hall

    COUNCILS PUT GRITTERS ON STANDBY

    Councils have put gritters on standby in anticipation of the freezing temperatures ahead this month.

    This comes after the Met's warning of a colder October than usual.

    Bookmaker Carol has made this month odds on at 1-2 for it to be the wettest October on record.

  • John Hall

    EARLY WINTER GRIPS UK

    The UK is experiencing an early winter, which is set to last through the month.

    According to BBC weather's Simon King, there will be blustery winds today which will make temperatures below average for this time of year.

    Several parts of the country are also expected to be hit by rain.

  • John Hall

    COLD & WET

    Tuesday's Met Office weather forecast predicts more rain and showers.

    It said: “Eastern and central parts staying cloudy and damp with some rain but brightening up in the north and west.

    “Still some showers here, particularly in the southwest. Staying cold.”

  • John Hall

    HEAVY SHOWERS

    The Met Office said the heavy showers will continue into the evening.

    It said: “Heavy showers along the western side, perhaps dying out in the northwest later.

    “Eastern areas staying mostly cloudy and damp with the chance of heavier rain. Chilly and murky between.”

  • John Hall

    DAMP DAY

    The Met Office this morning said it will be a damp and chilly day.

    It said: “Rain slowly moving eastwards bringing a damp, and chilly day for many though eastern England starting dry.

    “Brightening up for western parts with some sunshine but also showers to end the day.”

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