Five further days of February feeling like f-f-freezing


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Bitter weather and snow flurries are forecast for large parts of the UK as February refuses to provide any glimpse of an impending spring.

The Met Office five-day forecast shows little respite from chill easterly and northerly breezes that make it feel even colder than it is. Overnight temperatures of -1C  forecast for the home counties will feel like a penetrating -6C.

And flurries of snow are forecast tomorrow especially in the east.

Sunday could be even more bitter with the strengthening north-easterly winds gusting up to 29mph.

The bitter, grey weather continues into next week. Even though temperatures improve slightly to 4C by Tuesday, the north-easterly breeze means it still feels like it's freezing.

Spare a thought for Pakistran and northern parts of India, with scores feared killed after torrential rain caused widespread floods. Some areas reported almost double the average February rainfall in just 48 hours.