BRITAIN is facing the coldest Christmas for a decade as an Arctic blast rips through the country.
Bone-chilling gales, frosts and heavy rain will hit the UK this evening, with temperatures in Scotland plunging as low as -10C.
Gales of up to 75mph are also expected in the region as the Arctic blast heralds what is expected to be a colder than average December.
The news comes as bookies slashed odds of a White Christmas this year, with the festive period expected to be the coldest since the early 2010s.
Ladbrokes is now offering 5/4 for snowfall on Christmas Day, down from 6/4 earlier this month.
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