Scotland is bracing itself for a 1.500-mile “Arctic assault” according to the Met Office, which is bracing for an “Arctic assault” in the coming days and weeks.

The wind warning is one of three yellow weather warnings for today and tomorrow, with strong winds in parts of Scotland due to hit shortly after 3pm on Thursday.

Arctic temperatures mean Scotland will be colder than Finland, where it will drop to -5C, and Helsinki, which will see -3C.

British Meteorological Service Chief Meteorologist Jim Dale said conditions on Thursday would be ideal for snow and ice.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -5million degrees, making parts of Britain colder than countries like Finland before Valentine’s Day.

Mr Dale told the Express the risk for the next 10 days was between two to three centimetres (two to ten inches) of snowfall in Northern areas and over 10 times as heavy as the country’s mountainous areas.

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The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, (wikipedia)

Arctic oscillation

Northern Annular Mode/Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode is a weather phenomenon at the Arctic and Antarctic poles north of 20 degrees latitude. The index varies over time with no particular periodicity (wikipedia)