The Big Freeze predicted to return to Comet country next week

MORE Arctic weather is forecast soon for Comet country. Independent risk meteorologists British Weather Services predict that from early next week the UK will once again be plunged into a protracted period of icy chaos.   Senior risk meteorologist Jim Dal

MORE Arctic weather is forecast soon for Comet country.

Independent risk meteorologists British Weather Services predict that from early next week the UK will once again be plunged into a protracted period of icy chaos.

Senior risk meteorologist Jim Dale said "Another week to 10 days of ice and snow is on the cards and within that period we will be see temperatures plummet to as low as -12 deg C in places, along with the return of disruptive snow in many areas.

"The snow will initially affect eastern counties of England and Scotland, but will become more widespead as next week unfolds, with most areas eventually seeing some significant falls."

He added: "The country can again expect disruption to its infrastructure, especially travel, with widespread school closures and possible power outages likely to add to the overall misery.