-10C deep freeze warning after Storm Arwen chaos as weather alerts extended

A deep -10C chill will sweep across the country bringing icy Arctic temperatures.

It comes after Storm Arwen brought mayhem to many parts of the UK last week and took three lives.

The Met Office has warned more wintry conditions will continue as half a million homes have been left without power.

The ice blast will follow the blizzards and near-100mph winds that caused chaos over the weekend.

A cold weather alert, issued by the UK Health Security Agency, is still in place today.

Heavy snow saw lorries stuck on the roads and gales damaged buildings and in some cases left gaping holes in roofs.

But the weather agency has warned that as the storm is clearing towards Europe, the mercury will drop to the coldest it's been this season so far.

Tom Morgan, Met Office forecaster, said: “Even if you do live in a city, you can expect to be scraping frost, ice, or even snow off your cars on Monday morning.”

The Met Office has expanded its weather warnings for Ice on Monday.

Now, more areas are set to see icy patches as the temperature plunges way below freezing.

The alert, which is in place from 3pm Sunday until 10am today, features all of the northeast of England and the highest parts of East of England.

Areas in West London are also affected, as well as eastern Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Bath, and Portsmouth.

Salisbury, Weymouth, Reading, and western parts of Brighton are also blanketed by the alert.

Intense blizzards in the Yorkshire Dales left pub-goers trapped at the Tan Hill boozer for three days.

The snow had drifted so high that a tunnel had to be cut from the front door, but the conditions were deemed too dangerous for rescuers.

The pub even hosted a karaoke night on Sunday to boost spirits, with guests sleeping on makeshift beds and entertainment taking the form of an Oasis tribute band which had been booked for the Friday night.

But the deadly storm has taken three lives so far, with a headteacher dying after a tree fell on his car in Northern Ireland.

Another man was hit by a falling tree in Cumbria and a third passed away after his car was hit in Aberdeenshire.

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