With 70mph Arctic gales and two feet of snow on the way, Britain is about to be plunged back into the freezer .
With just under a month to go, some forecasters say there is a chance of snow on the big day as winter tightens its grip.
A bitter blast from the north will send thermometers plummeting by around 8C this weekend heralding a cold and stormy run up to Christmas.
It follows a mild and week which has saw temperatures hit a relatively balmy 13.6C (56F) in parts of the country.
They warn a “strong and active” cold front will sweep across Scotland and the north today as the rest of Britain braces for wind and rain.
Leon Brown, forecaster for The Weather Channel UK, warned to wrap up this weekend as thermometers dip to -2C (28F) in the north and close to freezing elsewhere.