BBC Weather: Dangerous UK travel chaos warnings ahead of extreme -10C Arctic snow plunge

Freezing weather is set to unleash dangerous travel chaos across the country, as Britain heads into "one of the coldest" Decembers on record. Temperatures overnight dropped to an astonishing -10C in some regions of the UK, as the BBC forecast warns of more chilly conditions to come. This morning, Britain was submerged in freezing fog and Arctic winds that prompted urgent road safety condition alerts and flight warnings. 

BBC meteorologist Louise Lear said: “There was a hard frost overnight, with temperatures in rural Scotland down to -10C.

“Over the next week, it stays cold but largely dry and sunny.

"Down in the south-east, there is a small weather front that is clipping Cornwall that is preventing temperatures falling too low, with a maximum of around 11C.

“That weather front that swept through Cornwall will eventually bring some heavy snow to the Alps on Sunday."

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Lear went onto to warn that the first week of December could see temperatures “fall away sharply”.

She continued: “In the UK we start Sunday with high-pressure coming in from the West.

“Temperatures are likely to struggle tomorrow, just below where they should be for this time of year.

“The temperatures will be up to 3C at the very best in some areas, with others reaching at most 8C."

Motorists have been warned to be aware of treacherous conditions caused by dense, freezing fog.

Weathertrending have ominously predicted a "volatile" start to December.

They say: "Expect threats from both frost and even some snow to be gradually increasing from the north – last to reach southern counties.

“The first week of December could provide some very volatile weather indeed."

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