UK weather Bank Holiday – Met Office forecasts freezing arctic chill THIS week after 65mph May Day winds hit Britain

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Britain was blasted by 65mph winds today on potentially the COLDEST ever Bank Holiday Monday – as an arctic freeze is set to hit next week.

The 800 mile-wide ‘weather bomb’ was shown on a weather map with Netweather TV warning: “Mayday! Mayday!”

Rain will fall from late morning until night for most throughout the UK.

And there will be sleet and snow on higher ground in the north, according to The Weather Outlook.

Temperatures will struggle to reach above 12C today, with many areas significantly below.

Brutal winds will push 70mph in some areas, with the Met Office forecasting 65mph gusts near coasts in the south and up to 50mph in the north.

The extra day off has been declared a “total washout” – and the wintry conditions look likely to continue for the rest of the week.

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