EUROPE is set for “at least a week” of plunging subzero temperatures according to the latest BBC forecast.
An Arctic weather blast will spark a dramatic week-long deep freeze in Europe. The latest BBC weather forecast warned that a cold snap will cause chaos across the region this coming week. The UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia are the most at-risk regions for a sudden dumping of snow and significant temperature drop.
BBC meteorologist Louise Lear said: “It is pretty unsettled across Europe.
“One frontal system is moving through bringing in heavy rain, with another pushing in behind that.
“At the start of this weekend, heavy rain is moving through the Balkans, out of Italy.
“It won’t be long though until another storm develops through the Mediterranean, affecting Corsica and Sardinia.”
Lear added: “Storms are set to arrive back into Italy and it will stay unsettled in the Mediterranean into next week.
“We also have a wintry flavour across the Pyrenees, as that colder air continues to dominate through France, Germany, the UK, and over into Poland.
“Scandinavia is also really seeing those temperatures tumbling away.
“Another weather front moving its way south past Scandinavia, Germany, and into France. The theme is staying cold for the week ahead.”
Louise’s fellow BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker echoed these warnings with his forecast for the UK.
He forecast another rainy weather system “is approaching south and central England” following the torrential downpours this week.
Schafernaker also claimed that Scotland would plunge to around -7C this weekend, while the cold snap over Europe “will continue for several days now”.
He added: “It is here to stay for the next week or so.”
This comes after a forecast yesterday warned of a double cyclone taking shape in the Mediterranean next week.
The strong winds could lead to a snowstorm across the weather.
Weather expert Marko Korosec warned that the “tropical-like cyclone” could become “very intense in the Tyrrhenian Sea” which runs alongside Italy.