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Cold weather deaths rise

Europe is experiencing a high level of deaths due to cold weather as icy temperature prevail.

With more than 20 people dying because of the cold it’s expected that this number will only rise further. Ten people died of cold in Poland on Sunday.

Other deaths included have been reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, according to the BBC.

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Temperatures have plummeted to -40c in some parts of Russia and many parts of Europe are experiencing high levels of snow and ice.

Parts of southern Italy faced a metre snow, while fountains in Rome were completely frozen over.

 

Cold spells and snow is due to hit the UK this week. The Met Office warned: “An arctic maritime airmass originating over northern Canada will bring a period of cold weather later this week with snow showers, strong winds and widespread overnight frosts.

“From midweek the whole of the UK can expect to see a change in the weather as a northwesterly airflow sets in and National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for snow and wind.

“Daytime temperatures are likely to be around 2 to 5 degrees Celsius, but colder where there is snow. Overnight, a frost will develop in most places with some severe frost likely where there is snow on the ground in the north.

“Temperatures could dip below -10 degrees Celsius away from towns and cities.”

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