The UK is set for a cold snap this week, with forecasters warning of temperatures that will feel significantly colder those experienced recently, and snow showers spreading across the country.
Severe weather warnings for ice and rain have been issued by the Met Office, and the Environment Agency has flood warnings in place for the south and southwest going into Wednesday.
Forecasters from MeteoGroup said the unsettled start to the week will give way to a “cold and gloomy day” tomorrow, while Thursday is expected to be “less breezy but very cold”.
While significant snowfalls have been forecast for higher ground across Scotland throughout the week, a band of rain and occasional snow showers will affect most of the east of Britain tomorrow and Thursday.
Temperatures are set to drop below freezing on Wednesday night, and the mercury is unlikely to climb above 5C even in the warmest regions during Thursday.
Past buying history shows that as soon as the temperature drops, prices of heating oil tend to increase as demand outpaces supply. Furthermore, if the weather does result in snowfall, supply can be affected due to distribution difficulties when the roads are blocked or travel is difficult.
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