Arctic freeze to sweep across Britain - Met Office
Met Office warn people to be on alert as snow and frost expected
The Met Office has warned people across the country to be on alert as mild weather looks set to give way to snow and widespread frost. The dramatic change is due to a blast of freezing Arctic air that is expected to plunge temperatures this weekend.
Some of the areas that are still recovering from flooding are expected to be hit, as strong northerly winds bring widespread frost and snow.
Prior to the cold weather arriving it is expected that even more heavy rainfall will linger over the north of the country, bringing more warnings of flooding to already devastated regions.
Make sure you are on the best energy deal when you will be using it the most
During the winter you will be using the most energy to heat and light your home, and the warning of coming cold weather should really mobilise those who haven't already picked up a cheap energy deal for the winter. If you are still on an expensive standard tariff you will be burning through your money unnecessarily as you subsidise the cheap deals others receive with your high-cost rates.
I am a renter, I cannot switch
Yes you can. It is a common misconception that many renters share. If you pay the bills and the gas and electricity costs are not included in your monthly rent then you can swap to a better deal. We have heard many stories of renters not only saving a great deal, but also managing to save even when switching to green tariffs or deals that aren't necessarily the cheapest on the market, such is the difference between standard tariff rates and those available when you shop.