Brits have been told to brace for a cold snap as we approach the second half of November with some areas set to feel the full brunt of the British winter.

However, the Met Office has warned that when December approaches we should expect torrential downpours with those living most westerly to face the worst of the 'heavy rain'.

Writing on their long-forcast predictions section for late November and early December, they wrote: "This is often one of the wettest times of the year, and there is nothing to suggest that this won't continue to be the case, especially in western areas." Brits are to see a glimpse of what's to come next week with the weather set to take a turn for the worst as wet and windy weather is set to sweep across southern and western parts of the country.

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The Met Office warns we are heading for the 'wettest time of the year' (stock)

Some forecasters have predicted snow for as soon as Saturday, November 18, with WX Charts claiming that snow could fall at three centimetres per hour in some parts of the country, with Edinburgh, Glasgow and the north-east of England all expected to be the most affected.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden has predicted that the harshest of the winter weather will come as early as the end of this month and continue until the new year.

He said: "Conditions do appear extremely favourable for a number of more potent wintry blasts to occur throughout January and into February, and these could turn out to be quite prolonged in nature, and for at least a week or two at a time."

A car battling through adverse weahter conditions
The wintry weather is approaching sooner than some may think, according to certain forecasters (stock)

He added: "Widespread snowy conditions are also likely to accompany these wintry blasts and put us in a winter wonderland on a number of occasions."

For the end of this month, the Met Office has said: "It is likely to remain typically unsettled with periods of strong winds and heavy rain or showers at times, with a few brief, brighter and colder interludes, but there is no sign of any periods of prolonged or unusually cold weather in this period."

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