Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice

Four separate yellow weather warnings have been issued which cover most of the UK.

It's going to be cold too, with daytime temperatures between one and two degrees and the mercury dropping to -4 overnight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "After a frosty start, Tuesday will be cold and start dry".

"As skies clear overnight, ice is likely to form on some surfaces".

Inspector David Hynd said: 'Warnings from the Met Office indicate that showers will turn increasingly to snow on higher ground, then to lower levels later tonight and on Tuesday morning.

The Met Office's Burnham-On-Sea weather forecast predicts that sleet showers or light snow will fall between 5pm-8pm.

The Met Office added there was a "slight chance" that rural communities could be cut off and that power cuts may occur.

The warning is in place between 9am on Tuesday, January 29 until around midday on Wednesday.

Clouding over with some evening rain and snow arriving, perhaps lasting into Friday.

And it will not be the only time Britain will see snow this week, with more on the way on Thursday night, forecasters say.

Temperatures will drop very dramatically and snow will turn to ice.

Heavy snow is forecast to hit the United Kingdom tonight as the Big Freeze launches another bone-chilling assault on the country.

There is likely to be disruption on the railways as well, with rail firms ready to run empty "ghost trains" to clear snow and ice from the lines.

Snow and ice is expected to hit all across the country in the next few days.

Police Scotland urged drivers to "exercise extra caution" and check for updates online. 10cm is possible in places, though there is uncertainty at this stage on where is most likely to see the greater snowfall accumulations.

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