Britain blanketed by four inches of snow as Big Freeze set to continue

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Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue
Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue

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A number of people across Britain woke up to snow on Monday morning - with up to four inches settling in Cumbria, Northumbria and Scotland.

And more cold weather and snow is likely to bring fresh misery to commuters, as two to four inches could fall in the Peak District, Pennines and North York Moors, while East Anglia and Durham may see one or two inces, according to The Sun.

The paper reported that black ice and freezing fog was set to cause travel chaos, before milder showers arrive later in the day.

Areas further south escaped the snow, but didn't escape the freezing temps.

Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue
Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue

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And forecasters say the freeze will return on Wednesday and last until the middle of the month.

Temperatures during the week are set to reach as low as -4C at night, and reach highs of 6C, according to the Daily Mail.

Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, told Aol Travel: "There is now growing certainty that through early December the UK will experience lower than normal temperatures with winds predominantly from the NE.

"A colder high pressure block looks likely over Scandinavia and also higher than normal pressure over the northern Atlantic. NE winds will result in drier than normal weather for western Britain and Scandinavia, but showers are likely over eastern Britain from the North Sea with a risk of sleet and snow."

Yesterday, England was colder than Iceland, with -7°C (19°F) recorded in Cumbria.

Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue
Britain braced for six inches of snow and Big Freeze set to continue

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But it's not all bad news; kids across the country had a whale of a time as they took to the snowy hills for a spot of sledging, snowball fights and snowman-building.

And Sky News reports that the cold and frosty start to December has prompted record numbers of people to place bets on a white Christmas. According to Ladbrokes, more money had been staked on a white Christmas by Saturday than by any other 1 December in history.

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