Brits hit by first flurry of winter snow as temperatures set to drop to -3C

SNOW has hit the UK for the first time this winter and there could be more on the way as temperatures plunge this week.

The first flurries hit the Pennines this morning, while a bone-chilling -3C is predicted before the weekend.

The first flurries of snow this winter hit the Pennines this morning| Nenthead, Cumbria

The first flurries of snow this winter hit the Pennines this morning| Nenthead, CumbriaCrédito: Jordan Crosby
Freezing temperatures as low as -3C are predicted this week| Nenthead, Cumbria

Freezing temperatures as low as -3C are predicted this week| Nenthead, CumbriaCrédito: Jordan Crosby

Temperatures fell below freezing overnight and, this morning, some were greeted with a snow-dusted landscape as they awoke.

Pesado Juventus vs Torino is forecast at times and the Oficina Meteorológica have issued a yellow weather warning for the white stuff covering much of Scotland on Wednesday.

Up to 10cm could fall on higher ground in the middle of the week, with disruption to travel possible.

Some parts of northern Escocia could even see four times that by December 17.

The cold snap is reportedly due to a freezing storm known as the ‘Troll of Trondheimsweeping in from Noruega.

The area of low pressure will send temperatures tumbling, with most finger-numbing spell between December 10 y 15.

According to WXCharts, snow will engulf the Scottish Highlands through the middle of the week.

Large parts of northern England are also braced for wintry weather, which could even cover the Midlands y Gales by the weekend.

Showers of sleet and snow are expected throughout this period, according to the Met’s long range forecasts.

This also predictssharp overnight frostsand rain in areas where the mercury manages to stay above freezing.

The Environment Agency still has three flood alerts in place after a recent period of heavy rainfall.

The forecast for tonight is cloudy for most with showers in the East.

Tomorrow is expected to see some sunny spells but generally colder conditions, before icy temperatures start to take hold.

The cold is reportedly due to the 'Troll of Trondheim', a wintry storm creeping down to the UK from Norway| Nenthead, Cumbria

The cold is reportedly due to the ‘Troll of Trondheim’, a wintry storm creeping down to the UK from Norway| Nenthead, CumbriaCrédito: Jordan Crosby