UK snow warning: 10cm deep to spark CHAOS after coldest night of winter

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UK snow warning: 10cm deep to spark CHAOS after coldest night of winter
UK snow warning: 10cm deep to spark CHAOS after coldest night of winter

SNOW is forecast to fall again across the UK today after temperatures plummeted last night. Several Met Office severe weather warnings in place across the country. Here are the latest updates and live radar maps on the winter weather.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice and freezing fog for much of the UK, expecting heavy snow to fall across the country and reach up to 10cm in higher areas. Temperatures plummeted overnight, reaching the coldest they had been in winter so far, with many waking to a widespread frost. Below are the latest updates and weather warning information, all times in GMT.

North West Motorway Police have issued a warning for drivers this morning, most of whom awoke to cars frosted over.

The North West has been one of the regions most badly hit by the adverse weather so far.

The force tweeted: “Good morning folks. Another cold one today, make sure you deice your car fully (without leaving it unattended) and allow plenty of time for your journey. Stay safe.”

9.22am update: Cold temperatures are set to continue says forecaster

Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson has said the cold temperatures are due to stick around.

He said: “It’s been a very, very cold night. On Thursday night we could see similar temperatures in Scotland, but Northern Ireland, England and Wales probably won’t be quite as cold.

“Saturday night into Sunday could also be very cold.”

8.46am update: Will it snow today?

According to the Met Office weather warnings, snow is likely from 1.00pm today across much of the UK.

At this time areas which may see snow are the East Midlands, East of England, London & South East England, North West England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

The Met Office predicts accumulations likely with 1-3 cm likely in places within the warning area and the potential for 5-10 cm, perhaps particularly over Wales and southwest England

7.53am update: Current Met Office yellow weather warnings

Ice Warning – Between 5.00pm Wednesday 30 and 11.00 Thursday 31

This affects Highlands & Eilean Siar, Northern Ireland, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde

Ice Warning – Between 6.00pm Wednesday 30 and 10am Thursday 31

Areas affected are: North West England, South West England, Wales and Yorkshire & Humber.

Both warnings predict wintry showers forming onto already frozen surfaces which could form yet more ice.

Ice and Fog – Between 10.00pm Wednesday 30 and 11.00am Thursday 31

This impacts East Midlands, East of England, London & South East England, North East England, North West England, South West England, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

Areas of freezing fog will form across England on Wednesday night and be slow to clear on Thursday morning

Snow and Ice – Between 1.00pm Thursday 31 and 9.00pm Friday 1 February

This is for East Midlands, East of England, London & South East England, North West England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

Snow accumulations are likely with 1-3 cm likely in places within the warning area and the potential for 5-10 cm, perhaps particularly over Wales and southwest England

Snow and Ice – Between 6pm Thursday 31 and 12.00pm Friday February 1.

This affects Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Yorkshire & Humber.

Snow accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible in places by Friday morning. Ice is likely to form on some untreated surfaces.

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