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Britain has been warned to brace itself as two storms are set to hit the country and temperatures are expected to plummet.
The Met Office has issued an amber alert as Storm Dudley looks set to hit Scotland and northern England on Wednesday and Thursday.
There will be no rest in between as back-to-back storms are expected to cause disruption as Storm Eunice brings very strong gales on Friday, the Mirror reports.
The Met Office has warned the storms may affect road, rail, air and ferry services due to closures and cancellations.
It added: "Probably some fallen trees and damage to buildings such as tiles blown from roofs.
“There is a good chance that power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage.
“Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties."
Storm Eunice could see disruptive gale force winds with 60–70 mph winds expected inland.
To add to the wild weather, a -10C deep freeze will also be following the storms with some snow expected to hit the UK as early as Thursday (February 17).
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There is a potential for some significant snowfall over hills in the Midlands and further north, according to the Met Office.
Forecasters believe the blizzard will start moving in from the east from the early hours of Friday with chances of snowfall between 9am and midday.
There is also the possibility that snowfall will approach 10cm per hour over some parts of southern Scotland.
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According to a Met Office senior meteorologist, temperatures are expected to be at their coldest across the UK from Friday night into Saturday morning with some areas seeing -10C.
Forecasts say by midday on Saturday 4cm of snow could fall far north of the country above Manchester.
Freezing conditions are expected to continue until Sunday, with minimum temperatures of -3C in northern England and further chilly nights in central Scotland with -9C.
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