Snow and ice warnings across the UK as the cold spell continues
Snow and ice have fallen in parts of the United Kingdom, with forecasters predicting that the cold weather will continue.
Snow and ice warnings are in effect for Northern Ireland, northwest England, & north Wales from midday until noon GMT on Tuesday.
Due to icy roads, drivers to advised to allow additional time for morning commutes, with more travel disruption predicted.
A harsh widespread frost is forecast overnight into Tuesday, with lows ranging from -4 to -8 degrees Celsius.
Snow has fallen in southeast England, and Scotland is under a yellow weather warning for snow and ice until Wednesday.
According to the Met Office, snow showers and slippery conditions might “cause some inconvenience” and result in longer journeys for train passengers and drivers.
According to BBC forecaster Billy Payne, a few centimeters of snow fell overnight in portions of Scotland and northern England, even on low ground, Loch Glascarnoch in Scotland recorded 18cm (7in).
Further frost & ice dangers to forecast over the next few nights, with low daytime temperatures.
However, unlike in December, substantial weather disruption is not expected, according to BBC forecasters.
Due to “a potential of snow on high ground and slick surfaces on lower regions,” Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell advised Monday morning commuters to leave plenty of time for their travels.
He stated, “This could be an issue during rush hour, generating some traffic congestion. Flooding is a possibility.”
The Met Office problem yellow ice warning for Northern Ireland, Northern Wales, Northern England, the Northern Midlands, and southern Scotland until 10:00 a.m.
After a yellow warning to issue for Kent and Canterbury until 08:00, snow fell across the southeast of England.
According to BBC forecasters, the snow in southeast and northern England would be melting during the morning.
Mr. Snell said that most of the country would be dry with sunny spells for the rest of Monday.
The rest of the week is to expect to be cold with scattered showers, especially in the north, before temperatures climb towards the weekend.
A yellow ice warning has also been issue for southwest England from midnight to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
A yellow snow and ice warning is in effect in northern Scotland until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Shetland’s schools and nurseries have all been close due to overnight snowfall on most islands.
The chilly snap follows widespread flooding that buried areas of the UK over the weekend, with more than 106 flood warnings & 172 flood alerts still in effect across England.
According to Sarah Cook of the Environment Agency, personnel will continue to deal with flooding in the regions hardest hit by the weekend deluge on Monday.
She warned that the rain on Sunday night in the south of England could cause minor flooding to isolated buildings, and she advised people to keep away from swollen rivers and avoid driving through flood water.
According to Rachel Ayres of the Met Office, a widespread frost forecast overnight might cause some flood water on roads to freeze.
According to Rod Dennis of the RAC, “it’s now ice that poses the greatest hazard to vehicles” following the floods last week.
He cautioned vehicles to be cautious and slow down on rural roads that had not been grated.
“However, this week’s cold spell will be far shorter than the chilly weather we experience in December, which resulted in the RAC’s busiest week ever,” he added.