Sub-zero Britain to warm up as Atlantic front sweeps in… but the "Pest from the West" will bring more rain and the wet weather could last…

Sub-zero Britain to warm up as Atlantic front sweeps in… but the 'Pest from the West' will bring more rain and the wet weather could last until ChristmasRiver Thames freezes over at Wargrave, Berkshire, and in parts of LondonTemperatures set to rise by Friday… but rain is also set to return | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 13 December 2012 Freezing fog and ice brought beautiful scenes to the countryside but transport chaos in many cities yesterday as temperatures plummeted to -10C