Bet it’ll be big freeze

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Karen Rock­ett

A COLD snap will see much of Bri­tain wak­ing up to a wide­spread frost and scat­ter­ing of snow to­day.

Book­ies say it is “odd­son” this will be the cold­est Fe­bru­ary on record.

Co­ral saw a rush of bets yes­ter­day as pun­ters woke up to a coat­ing of snow.

With tem­per­a­tures set to con­tinue fall­ing over the next cou­ple of days, Co­ral is of­fer­ing 6-4 that this will be the UK’s cold­est win­ter ever and evens that MI­NUS 15C will be recorded by the end of the week­end.

Co­ral’s John Hill said: “The odds on this win­ter be­ing the cold­est ever in the UK keep on tum­bling.”

Fore­cast­ers said the “vast ma­jor­ity” of the coun­try will see snow. A se­vere weather alert has been is­sued for the North of Eng­land and South East.

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