Warning as forecasters predict day of snow and ice

Leigh Mccormick
February 6, 2018

Overnight pressure begins to build and the showers fade.

Meanwhile another snow and ice weather warning has been issued for Wales, Northern Ireland, most of Scotland and northern England, beginning on Monday night from 8pm and continuing until 3pm on Tuesday.

On ground above between 500 and 800 feet, there could be between 3 and 6 cms of snow with some drifting also possible in the strong winds.

A further yellow snow and ice warning is in place until 10am on Wednesday as sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, hit western areas.

Thermal images showed that snow was likely to fall heaviest today across Kent, Essex and Suffolk.

The Met Office says it could be one of the coldest weeks of the winter so far.

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Weather forecasters have warned that the bitter weather is expected to grip Britain for the remainder of this week and could even stay until next week.

At least 10 days of freezing weather is set to plague the United Kingdom with an onslaught of snow, sleet, ice and shiver-inducing temperatures, forecasters have warned. "As is usually the case with showers, some places will miss them, while some coastal fringes may see rain or hail".

The Met Office define the yellow weather warning as a threat of severe weather possible over the next few days that might affect ordinary people.

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "Most areas will have a wintry spell of weather as a band of sleet and snow crosses the mainland". Minimum temperature -5 °C.

"It will remain cold with highs expected to only reach 3C to 4C".

Cold and clear with sunshine Wednesday, ahead of a cloudier and breezier Thursday with a little rain and sleet.

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