SNOW and freezing fog could be on the cards for next week's General Election.

Temperatures will dive to sub-zero levels in some parts of the UK as winter really sets in, coinciding with voters heading to the polls, the Met Office has said.

Election week is predicted to see longer spells of rain, wintry showers and harsh winds, meteorologists say.

There hasn't been an election in December for 96 years, with critics pointing to the likelihood of extreme weathers as the reason why.

In recent years elections have taken place in April, May or June, with the last polling day in winter on February 28, 1974.

But even if the country is ravaged by snow on election day it will still go ahead unless the law is changed.