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Britain BARRIER from the cold! Jet stream keeps UK mild with 54F highs… while bone-chilling winds turn Europe into frozen hell with lows of -23C in Greece

 

he UK is set for clouds and mild temperatures rather than the bone-chilling winds pounding the continent – thanks to a jet stream blanketing Britain.

Stratospheric warming means that while countries such as Greece suffer lows of -23C (-9F), the UK enjoys highs of 12C (54F) in Scotland and Northern Ireland‘s most northerly areas, with light rain as opposed to the heavy snow that has hit Austria and Germany.

But it won’t last, as the Met Office explains that it is precisely the phenomenon currently protecting us from the cold that brought the Beast from the East last year.

Today will be rather cloudy but dry for most in the country, with the threat of the odd spot of light rain or drizzle, especially for coasts and hills.

Southern parts of England are likely to start bright with some sunshine and a few sunny spells may develop later in the north-east.

Tonight will be a mostly cloudy night in the south and far north with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible. Central and northern areas will be generally dry with clear spells for much of the night. Through the night, there is a risk of mist and fog developing, mostly over the hills. Gentle winds. Read more

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Britain BARRIER from the cold! Jet stream keeps UK mild with 54F highs… while bone-chilling winds turn Europe into frozen hell with lows of -23C in Greece

he UK is set for clouds and mild temperatures rather than the bone-chilling winds pounding the continent – thanks to a jet stream blanketing Britain.