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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Army on standby as temperatures plummet to -11C, keeping shivering Britain colder than Iceland

The Army has been put on standby across Britain as Arctic conditions look set to bring in a -11C big freeze in February.

Temperatures are set to plummet to well below freezing this week, making parts of the country colder than Iceland.

Around four inches of snow and ice could cover part of the country after a high pressure system hanging over Scandinavia which is pushing raw winds towards the UK.

The Met Office has now upgraded its severe weather warning to a level three, after stating that there was a 100 per cent probability of 'severe' conditions across most of England this week.

With severe weather warnings already in place and chaos on the roads, the military have been put on standby should there be a level four 'major cold weather incident'.

When freezing conditions struck in 2010, members of the armed forces were called in to help clear snow from the roads and assist residents in particularly hard-hit areas.

Mobilised soldiers will also help clear special locations such as doctors’ surgeries, care homes and hospitals. Read More