Icy Arctic blasts to deliver Yorkshire's coldest winter in five years

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Icy, arctic blasts are set to deliver Yorkshire's coldest winter for five years, according to weather experts.

Forecasters The Weather Company have warned that Britain is set to be battered by bitter Arctic winds this winter.

December and January are both forecast to be 'colder than normal', with all areas of the UK, including Yorkshire, being affected by the plunging temperatures.

Dr Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at The Weather Company, said: “We expect the coldest winter in the UK since 2012-13.

“We expect extended spells with a ridge of pressure in the North Atlantic, especially in early winter.

“This forces the jet stream up to the Arctic and back down into Europe, releasing Arctic high pressure from near the Pole directly into northern Europe, with colder-than-normal temperatures.”

Last night saw the first frost of the season as motorists were warned not to leave cars unattended while de-icing.
This week, temperatures are set to average between 10 and 13 degrees C. Not very warm, then.