Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Met Office issue yellow warning for snow and ice

Met Office issue yellow warning for snow and ice

The Met Office still has a yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice for regions across the United Kingdom as meteorologist Alex Deakin forecast more wintry conditions ahead.

Today's weather has seen a frosty start, followed by a mainly-dry day with sunny intervals.

But will the worst of the weather miss Peterborough completely?

And forecasters say freezing conditions will bite again tonight with temperatures dropping to -2C (28F).

The Met Office are predicting snow to fall in every part of the United Kingdom overnight and into Tuesday morning and weather warnings are widespread.

Wednesday is expected to be cold with showers possible across east Kent.

Soon becoming generally cloudy, with some snow during the morning, leading to slight accumulations.

The yellow warning is generally to mean you should keep an eye on the latest forecast, and be aware that the weather may change or worsen in the next few days.

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Most people across the United Kingdom can expect to shiver through sub-zero temperatures at some point during the week.

"Prolonged periods of cold weather can be risky, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases".

Snow is set to fall in nearly every part of the country in the coming days, with this week predicted to be one of the coldest of the winter so far.

"Some roads and railways may be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services".

MET EIREANN has issued a second status yellow weather warning for the country - as temperatures are set to plummet to -4C.

There is also expected to be some delays to travel and due to some untreated surfaces, there could be an increased risk of accidents or injuries.

The cold snap is expected to grip Britain until at least next weekend, with the chance that milder weather may not arrive until the middle of the following week.

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