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Last Updated: Friday January 30 2009 13:22 GMT

Britain set for another big chill

A child is pulled on a sledge near a snowman (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Australia may be in the grip of a heatwave, but forecasters are warning people in Britain to brace themselves for another cold snap.

This winter's been the coldest for 13 years, and it's not over yet, with more snow predicted to fall next week.

So get ready to wrap up warm, because forecasters say freezing temperatures will take hold on Sunday.

Then heavy snow and bitterly cold winds will blow in from Russia to some parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday.

Frost covers roadside trees (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Drivers are being warned the weather could cause disruption on the roads

Snow is most likely to fall in eastern parts of England and Scotland, and might even go as far as eastern Wales.

On Sunday night, temperatures could drop as low as minus six degrees celsius.

The last time there was such a cold winter was in 1995-1996.