BRITIAN is braced for an 11 day snow onslaught as 10cm flurries and -5 temperatures are set to hit.
Icy winds and freezing fog could kick December off with a bitterly cold start thanks to an icy polar blast.
Temperatures will nosedive this weekend with the chilliest nights of the winter expected so far.
11 days of snow have been forecast from Thursday December 3, with the Scottish highlands facing the brunt of the snowfall.
The forecasters expect the risk of snow to continue into the following week, with flurries expected every day until Sunday 13.
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MISTY WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON
Swans were caught feeding in the water surrounding the Diana Fountain in Bushy Park, south west London.
IT'S A 'FOG SANDWICH'
Two weather fronts sitting to the north and south of the UK have created a "fog sandwich" for most Brits today.
The Met Office issued a message on Twitter saying: "It is a #fog sandwich today, as two weather fronts sit to the north and south of the UK, with fog patches in between."
CLOUD AND FOG THIS AFTERNOON
Fog and low-lying cloud with linger this afternoon keeping conditions chilly towards the end of the working week.
Temperatures are expected to remain in single figures across the UK.
Some areas though will see milder conditions and some "pleasant spells," according to the Met Office.
SHOWERS TO HIT NORTHERN IRELAND
Northern Ireland can expect to see the odd shower over the course of the day.
It's expected to be a cloudy day with some rainy spells throughout the afternoon and evening.
"A largely cloudy day with the odd spot of rain at times, mainly towards the North Coast," the Met Office said.
"Some brightness coming through across Down and Armagh. Light winds.
"A cloudy evening with a few showers around. Skies will clear overnight allowing some patchy fog and frost to develop. Minimum temperature 1C."
COMMUTERS BATTLE FOG: PICTURES
Commuters battled thick fog during their journeys to work this morning.
The Met Office has a yellow weather warning covering most of central England and parts of eastern Wales which is expected to remain until at least midday.
It was also a chilly morning in most places too with frost lying around as the working day got underway.
WALES TO SEE A COLD BUT DRY DAY
Wales is expected to remain dry but cold throughout today with eastern hit by thick fog.
The Met Office said: "Any early fog is likely to linger for much of the day across eastern areas, keeping temperatures low where patches remain.
"Elsewhere, a dry day with some sunny spells and light winds. Maximum temperature 9 °C.
"Tonight, cloud cover will spread northwards overnight giving the chance of some spots of light rain.
"However, western coasts likely staying clear. Feeling cold. Minimum temperature -1 °C."