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A fresh blast of arctic air will set up another snowy cold wave across the U.K. and much of Europe.
Thursday, an arctic cold front at the leading edge of the outbreak swept through Scotland with powerful winds, bursts of snow, and a temperature drop up to 20 F, or 11 C.
This front then charged southward over the rest of the U.K. and Ireland, and is aimed for the mainland from France to Germany and the Low Countries, packing rain as well as snow. The combination of rain and snow followed by freezing cold will threaten to spark sudden freeze-ups, leading to travel disruption into Friday.
Meanwhile, a cold storm tracking eastward Friday through Sunday will spread snow, some heavy, across Ireland, England, Wales, northern France, the Low Countries, and northern Germany. Here again, substantial delays to air and ground travel could take place.
Another one or two storms bearing snow and rain will track eastward from western France to Germany between Sunday and the middle of next week.
Already, the start of wintry weather has been unusually early and harsh from the U.K. through northwest and north-central Europe. In central England, the first week of December has been called the coldest such week since 1879. Up to 30 inches of snow nearly immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, early in the month.
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