Snow blizzards set to strike Britain over the weekend

Will the warmest November on record turn to snow-mageddon?

The UK is set to be whipped and lashed by devilish icy winds and freezing snow storms, as temperatures plunge over the weekend, it has emerged.

Forecasters have warned that a band of cold rain, sleet and snow will sweep across Britain from the North, initially bringing snow to higher levels, but eventually, up to 4cm could settle on lower ground.

Meanwhile, the UK should prepare for a frosty battering from icy winds that could gust at up to 70mph.

The Met Office has issued several severe weather warnings, and travel disruption is expected.

A spokeswoman for the Met Office said: “We have a snow warning in force and for strong winds. Due to the strong winds we could see blizzards like conditions.”

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  • Re the headline, pray tell what other kinds of blizzards there are.

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  • A snowstorm is just one kind of blizzard.
    There are also ground blizzards, which blow around snow that has already fallen, and lake-effect blizzards, where heavy snow is generated by convections from lakes' surfaces.

    You can also get sleet blizzards, blizzards of streamers at parties, fist blizzards in bare-knuckle boxing bouts, verbal blizzards in rapping matches, and cocaine blizzards, which are quite expensive.

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