Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:40 AM EST
FREEZING Britain faces an almost total white-out tomorrow with heavy snow falling across the country.
Forecasters warned of up to 10 inches of snow on high ground as temperatures plummet to -15C (5F) during a 6,000-mile wide blast of cold air from Russia.
People are being warned to avoid travelling unless it is essential, amid fears the worst big freeze for two years could cause travel chaos lasting into the weekend.
The Met Office yesterday extended tomorrow’s severe weather warnings for snow across the UK to Saturday and Sunday
Chief forecaster Eddy Carroll said the public should be prepared for “significant disruption” from early tomorrow.
He said: “The snow is expected to be heaviest through Friday morning, slowly weakening and clearing east during the second half of the day.
“Clearly there is the potential for significant disruption to people’s plans.
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“We should all keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts, advice from local agencies and be prepared to change our travel plans if necessary.”
Government forecasters warned that 6ins (15cm) of snow is likely across wide swathes of Britain, with up to 10ins possible on high ground.
Jonathan Powell, for Vantage Weather Services, went even further, saying up to a foot of snow was possible, with temperatures falling as low as -17C in the North and -9C in the South
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