An 'early winter' is on its way to the UK with temperatures in some parts as low as -10C.
The country is set for bouts of cold weather over the coming weeks that will see some parts of the UK as cold as minus ten degrees.
Britain is expected to be hit by a 1,000 mile-wide 'Norwegian barrage' which will cause temperatures to drop, The Mirror reports.
Over in Scotland, the Met Office warns they are facing an 'early winter' with snow and frost within the next month.
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze claims that an "early winter" is expected to bring in chilly temperatures in the coming weeks.
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He said: It looks like an early winter, with the cards stacked in favour of a cold second half of autumn due to La Nina.
-10C is expected in Scotland and -7C in England by late November, with snow on Scottish mountains now, in northern England from early November and the South at risk from late November.
Today, the weather is much brighter, with plenty of sunshine after a chilly start to the day, Met Office forecaster Rebecca Mitchell said.
There will be a few light showers hitting coastal areas but otherwise today will be bright and dry.
In the evening, the weather is expected to be dry and chilly in the South and East with a few fog patches in Eastern England.
Early next week, the Met Office warned that there will be more clouds and showers.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather is expected to be drier in the North and West, but windy and cool with showers in the South and East.
Just last week, Essex was feeling the full wrath of Storm Alex.
Last weekend saw nearly two inches of rain fall across most parts of the county, as well as flooding on some roads.