Bitter winds, freezing fog and icy nights will usher in the New Year, forecasters have warned.
Temperatures could drop to as low as minus 13c (9f) in the next couple of weeks as Britain experiences night after night of frost.
Daytime temperatures will barely rise above zero in many areas this week, and revellers will need to wrap up warmly on New Year's Eve to keep out the chill.
© Petter Jolly NorthpixWalkers near Inverness pass in front of a tree decked out in white from the frost. Below, geese take off from the same frozen landscape
The forecast follows the coldest start to winter in three decades and a blast of snowy weather which hit Britain in early December.
Met Office forecaster Stephen Holman said the next two weeks are expected to remain bitterly cold.
There is significant risk of a 'very cold snap' towards the end of the next fortnight bringing sleet and snow in northern and eastern regions, he added.
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During the winter months in the northern hemisphere low pressure tends to dominate over Iceland and high pressure to the south, over the Azores. The two pressure systems work together fluctuating and generally are the forces responsible for the winter weather. This is known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). When the Icelandic low pressure system and Azores high pressure system are strong, they generate wet and mild weather over Europe. But when the NAO goes into a negative phase it drives the bitterly cold arctic air into the UK and Europe. The NAO is turning negative right now.
The image below shows the relationship of the Atlantic Oscillation (AO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in both positive and negative cycles.
© unknownNorth Atlantic Oscillation
It appears that not only is the NAO going negative but possibly also the Atlantic Oscillation may follow closely behind. If the AO goes strongly negative a strengthening arctic blast will move down over North America within a week or two of Europe going into the deep freeze. If this does come about, January will see the entire northern hemisphere under arctic influences.